Unlimited: Give Thanks in Every Circumstance

Nov 4, 2019 835

Unlimited: Give Thanks in Every Circumstance

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV).

These words of Paul represent one of the most challenging pieces of advice in the Bible. It’s easy to give thanks for the good things that come our way, but “in all circumstances”? How are we to understand that?

Jesus had just finished denouncing the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed because they did not repent and accept him (Matthew 11:20-24). Then, in what seems very strange to us, he lifts his eyes to heaven and breaks out into a beautiful prayer of thanks! (vv.25-26). There are some important lessons to be learnt here.

The first lesson is that Jesus sees every setback as an opportunity for the Father to bless in another way. The second lesson is that Jesus is able to survive disappointment because he accepts that it is the will of the Father. He understands that God’s purposes cannot be thwarted; that if God does not fulfil his will in one way, he will do it in another.

Whatever happens to a child of God is only what God does or what he permits, nothing more and nothing less. Beyond our understanding, God can turn everything to his purpose. Because of that, Paul is able to say, “Give thanks in everything.”

– Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: Think about a difficult situation that you are going through right now. Have you come to the point in which you are able to give thanks to God for everything? Are you able, like Jesus, to lift your eyes to heaven and humbly say, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, and Lord of my life, thank you”?

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Tina

Nov 18, 2019

Thanks for this reminder, in good, bad or ugly situations, we should give thanks because God Himself knows how to turn things around for our good.


Adesola .E.Olalere

Nov 8, 2019

Great message at the needed time I'm blessed by this message, God bless you Sir,the tank of God's wisdom & riches in you will not run dry,ameeeen.


OTOABASI EKPO

Nov 7, 2019

You're saying nothing but the truth


Muhereza Benjamin Lucky

Nov 4, 2019

Thank you for such a beautiful measege in such a time, when my landlord is kicking me out of the house,. Thank you Lord for am going to get a house of my own,. When I can't send my child to school because of school fees,. Thank you Lord because you are going to help me educate 200 children,. When I have just lost my job, thank you Lord coz you will help me creat my own,. When am in debt of over 2million shs ,.Thank you Lord coz am going to be the one lending cash out. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Please join me in prayer, because that is my reality. Again thank you for MSG. Good bless you.


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