Have you ever felt like you had nothing to be thankful for?
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4) When You Have Nothing To Be Thankful For
When 1Tessalonians 5:18 is coupled with the two preceding verses, it gives us a formula to having an attitude of gratitude: have joy, pray and give thanks in all things. God’s will for us as stated in these verses is to be happy – have joy (1Tessalonians 5:16) in knowing that all things work together for the good of those that love God. Always be in the spirit of prayer (1Tessalonians 5:17) remembering that in our quest for independence, the one entity we can always depended on is God. Adversity should always steer us into the arms of The Father. In everything give thanks (1Tessalonian 5:18) as every occurrence in life whether prosperity or difficulty is profitable to us. Misfortune appears to be a strange time to be thankful, but through this we learn to take nothing for granted. Thankfulness can actually help us cope with stress, trauma, grief and loss. Be thankful for what you have now, and keep fighting for what or where you want to be tomorrow.