I’m grateful that our country pauses each year in late November to give thanks for all our blessings. We’re especially in need of giving thanks this year, a difficult one for the United States, politically, socially and economically.
Shootings, lootings, mass murders and numerous kinds of other abuse have kept us on our knees in prayer and weeping with compassion for victims and their loved ones. At such times It’s hard to find reasons to be grateful and yet there are–mountains of them and it’s important to find them and focus on them.
God is good–all the time in all situations in every circumstance whether or not we see or feel God’s presence. At such times we can rely on the Lord’s promise to never leave nor forsake us.
I feel compelled to list a few verses here so we can carry on knowing that God will work all things together for good for those who live according to his purpose.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 | NIV |