Heidi Larson

Thanksgiving is approaching, and that brings a reminder to give thanks for your blessings. Many people can do that – be thankful for their health, God’s provision, family, et cetera. But how many people stop to give thanks for the not-so-great things, such as an illness, job loss or a broken relationship?

The apostle Paul knew about hardships. Many of his letters were written from prison. Despite all of the hardships, Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

God can use all circumstances to bring Him glory. We don’t always see what He is doing, but His ways are always better than ours.

This Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful for all of the things He’s carried us through this year – good and bad. Great is HIS faithfulness.

Giving thanks to the Lord for He is good,