In this short letter, we have one of the most helpful and practical verses in all of Scripture: “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:18). We could almost get through anything in life simply by believing that verse.
Our lives are in His hands, He is completely sovereign, and everything that touches us is filtered through His love. Therefore we can confidently give thanks regardless of our feelings, what happens, or how it affects our lives. It may not be easy, but we can give thanks. In His care we’re safe.
From Women of Faith Devotional Bible. Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.