“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” Ephesians 5:20

In our daily walk with the Lord, we often face things that are not exactly like we wish they would be. But if we learn to give thanks regardless of our circumstances, then the Lord gives us joy regardless of our feelings.

The more we praise and worship the Lord, the less frightening our circumstances seem. Nothing has changed except we now see the difficulties through the eyes of the Lord. He gives us the grace and strength to rise above the circumstances.

Instead of worrying about how things are going to turn out, we can think clearly and see the steps we need to take to conquer whatever we are facing. Thankfulness opens our heart to the presence of God and we see things from His perspective.

The Lord did not promise that our lives would be without trials and troubles, but He did promise that if we would praise Him in every situation, He would give us the strength we needed to overcome.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank you for everything that you have sent our way today, help us to see Your Hand in every situation, and to praise you regardless of our circumstances.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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