Thankful Thought of the Day:
Thankfulness extinguishes anxiety.
I love the verse in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.”
It serves as a reminder that when we are in EVERY type of situation, we can be thankful. It might take a big step of faith and our understanding might need to change about gratitude, but when we come before our perfect God with our troubles, we can be thankful that we can bring our problems to Him. And thankful that He takes our messes and turns them into a blessing. We offer our prayers in faith – this is where thanksgiving comes in – we believe our God hears us.
When we are truly thankful at all times because of who God is, we extinguish anxiety and sorrow in our lives and replace it with joy. Thankfulness and grumpiness cannot abide together. 🙂