It’s easy to thank God when times are good.
When life is smooth, it’s easy to raise our hands to heaven, thanking the One who created all things.
How ’bout when life turns ugly?
When your life hits a speed bump and you are thrown to the ground, what then?
Are we still required to give thanks during those winter months?
When God places a boulder in your path, thank Him for giving you directions around it.
When God moves you firmly out of one job into another, thank Him for rescuing you.
When God lifts you up and places you down in an entirely different life, thank Him for His protection.
You have no idea what God is protecting you from when He changes your course….your direction.
He knows all things and is more aware than you realize.
Change your perspective. Begin thanking Him for the storms in your life.
Storms are when God shows up in powerful ways.
Sure, He’s there in times of sunshine as well, it’s just harder to see Him work.
When life is smooth sailing, you don’t need God as much.
When life is hunky dory, dependence on yourself increases. You become less thankful of the good things, because they surround you.
During storms, little pops of glory are obvious, filling our thankful hearts with hope.
Cultivate a heart of thankfulness. Regularly communicate your gratitude during your constant conversation with the One who created all things. The One who orchestrates the music of the universe.
I guarantee your attitude will shift and peace will return to your soul.
God has a plan. And He will reveal it to you in due time.
In the meantime, thank Him. Because we owe Him everything.
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We need to pray seriously about publishing this ‘book,’ as you have a wonderful way of exposing deep truths, Amy! WELL done!!!