Thanksgiving comes as a holiday once a year, and that reminds the secular folks to count their blessings. We, as believers, know that thanksgiving is really every day.
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18). This does not mean your particular situation is necessarily God’s will for you. But God’s will is that you give thanks. He wants thankful children. He knows that it’s good for us to give thanks, as opposed to griping and complaining. But how do you give thanks when things are bad?
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