1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 NKJ
18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in
Christ Jesus for you.
Are you giving thanks to God today? You should. If you want to
be happy, you must. For, without being thankful, you will never
Just because things are not going the way you would like is no
excuse. The Bible clearly says that God’s will for you is to be
thankful — always.
The Bible does NOT teach that we’re to thank God for evil,
because God is not responsible for evil. No, God is not guilty
of any wrongdoing.
What the Bible does teach, is that we should always be thankful
— even when evil happens. Being thankful is part of an
attitude of faith, and faith will overcome evil.
Although the Bible does say we should give thanks to God FOR
all things, that only means the things for which God is
responsible. For example, if a guest at your home said, “Thank
you for everything,” you wouldn’t think they were thanking you
for what someone else did.
God doesn’t do bad things to people. He’s not the one who comes
to steal, kill, and destroy. That’s the devil, and people
motivated by selfishness and demonic influence. So you have the
devil “to thank” for the bad things in life.
Yet, during the bad things in life, we are to continue thanking
God, no matter how we feel. This helps us keep our eyes on God
and keep things in perspective.
No matter how dark and hopeless the situation may look — give
thanks. This is God’s will for you.
Thank God for the opportunity to see His deliverance. Thank Him
for His mercy and grace. Thank Him for His faithfulness. Thank
Him for defeating the devil and setting you free in Christ.
Thank Him that Jesus is Lord. Thank Him that your name is
written in Heaven. Thank Him for loving you and taking good
care of you. Thank Him!