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Grow Through It

Is it hard to give thanks for difficulties in our lives?  I’ll be honest – it is for me! Scott was in a bad car accident a few days ago, and it really shook us up!  This morning a dear friend came over to visit and pray with me.  In her prayer she actually thanked God FOR the accident!   What??

I’ll have to admit that I was a bit taken back by that!  After thinking about it more, I’ve come to realize that she was right –  sometimes it can be easier to find things to be thankful for in a trial, then it is to actually be thankful FOR the trial itself.

If God allows trials in our lives then He must have a reason and purpose for them.   He doesn’t want us to complain about our circumstances (like the Children of Israel did).  Instead, we should be thankful that He loves us, and trust His sovereign control in our lives!

So today I choose to be thankful not only ‘in’ my circumstances, but also ‘for’ them, because I know that this trial is for my good and for HIS glory!!

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus”. 1 Thessalonians 5:18


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