10 Reasons to be Thankful in any Situation

It is so easy to get into a funk and feel defeated when you are going through! Before you know it, you’re sulking around, all emotional, feeling stressed, and having a pity party. Once you find yourself in one of these situations, it becomes very difficult to remain thankful. The reality is that God wants us to give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

What are we to do? How can we remain thankful when we really don’t feel up to it? Well, here are 10 reasons to be thankful in any situation:

1. You are not Deserted

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 NIV

2. You will be Restored

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 ESV

3. You still have Power

You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways. Job 22:28 NASB

4. You have been given a New Day

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 NKJV

5. You are Forever Loved

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

6. You will Receive Joy

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5 NLT

7. Your Character is Developing

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. Romans 5:3-4 NLT

8. You are being Protected

The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” Exodus 14:14 NLT

9. You have Life

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 NIV

10. Your Season is Shifting

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 NLT

Times are tough, circumstances can be painful, and some situations can be hard to deal with but there is always a reason to be thankful. When you have given your life to Jesus, there is always hope. So, the next time that you need a reason to be thankful grab one of these scriptures and give thanks! Let Him heal your soul!

Your Sister in Christ,