It’s a fact of life that sometimes things just don’t go the way we would like them to. We’ve all experienced shortcomings, hardships, and journeys through the valley. Not every part of life can be spent on the mountaintop!
Jesus reminds us of this in John 16:33 where he says, “…In the world you will have tribulation…” However, there’s another verse (1 Thessalonians 5:18) that tells us, “give thanks in all circumstances…”
The two verses almost seem contradictory, like they shouldn’t be written in the same book. Yet, there they are. We are instructed to give thanks always, even through our troubles.
But such a commandment can seem so daunting and unrealistic at times, especially when life’s hardships are so painful. How could we possibly lift up thanks for such crummy circumstances?Read More