Last night I went to the annual Thanksgiving Service at our church. I didn’t want to go. In fact, I wanted to be anywhere but there. I had been struggling all afternoon with hard emotions bubbling right under the surface facing today’s Thanksgiving holiday. For most, it’s a time for families to come together. For me, it is painful. I know I am not the only one who feels this way during the holidays.
The pastor taught on these verses…
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for your life in Christ Jesus” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18).
God’s will for your life and mine, is to give thanks in everything. These words hit me hard. To give thanks in the good times, in the hard time, in the sad times, in the happy time and even in the midst of the holidays that are difficult. His desires to have a people with grateful hearts.