Words to remember for the week:
The verse ends, “…for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.“
Bittersweet to me.
Bitter because not all circumstances naturally produce gratitude. Some circumstances seem to have no redeeming qualities.
Sweet, and I cringe a little as I write this, because if God asks us to be thankful, there must be in all circumstances cause for thanksgiving. The sort of gratitude we cannot conjure up by ourselves. The kind that relies on another verse, “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.”
I’m taking a blog break and plan to be back next week.
Until then, I pray God reminds me and you of those things for which we can be thankful no matter what. Things like life, breath, and peace with Him through Christ. What others come to mind?
Thank you for reading. I am honored that you do!
Happy Thanksgiving from everyday epistle.