Key verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
God has a will for every one of us He made particularly those that may have come to the knowledge of the truth about His existence and love. Many believe albeit wrongly that God spites them with the evil they go through. This position of their hearts make them to refrain from loving God believing that they could go through all by themselves. Rather than improve, they go further into peril, though they don’t tell. Many even allude to the fact that many nations who do not know God are prospering while those who profess God are poor. These are satanic lies to further put mankind into greater bondage. Those who appear to be serving God and are poor are perhaps paying only lip service to His name. Those who serve Him correctly know their God, they are strong and do exploits. Whenever they enter into any adverse condition, they realize it is brought their way by the enemy and therefore, they never cease from giving thanks to their God whose mercy has made the peril minimal. Job saw hell in life. But it was not God who brought it on him even though He knew about it.
The will of God in Christ Jesus is for us to realize that in this world, we shall face tribulations, but since Christ has overcome the world, we have reasons to be thankful and rejoice. When we thank God even when facing trauma or hardship, we send a message out in two directions: the first is saying to God, “I know that wasn’t you and I know you have me covered. Thank you”; the other is to the devil and it is to say: “is that all you can do? Despite it all, I remain on the side of the Lord”. This is bound to have ripple effect in the spirit realm and God will hear and answer. When we refuse to give thanks because situations and circumstances, we behave like the Israelites who did same and rather than get rescued, ended up in exile and bondage. Ingratitude makes man to get deeper into peril; gratitude makes him float out of his quagmires. Let’s just say God does not like to be blamed and maliciously treated for our hills particularly because we often bring them on ourselves.
No matter what we face in life, God is not responsible for our hills. Rather, He is the one that has ensured we are not tempted beyond what we can bear. We therefore should appreciate Him always. When we do so, we make Him to see our understanding and He comes through for us like He did for the three Hebrew children in the book of Daniel.
Pray: I thank you for all things because I know you have me covered. Accept my thanks always in Jesus name.