Always something? 11.23.22—1 Chronicles 16: 1-4)
by M. Clifford Brunner
Always something? When daily living becomes a consistent exercise in pain control, medication, and just trying to survive, it would seem that there isn't much room for “happy.” And, since God understands this better than we do, it would make sense that the last thing He might be expecting to come from our lips is "thank-you."
Think about it. The Bible tells us to pray, praise and give thanks continually. That means, even when we find it difficult, if not impossible to discover the blessing, we should not neglect the praise and thanksgiving. There is always something to be thankful for even when it seems that all blessings are hidden from us.
God’s Word tells us: He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord, to extol,[a] thank, and praise the Lord, the God of Israel.” (1 Chronicles 16: 1-4).
Looking at it this way, continual praise and thanksgiving do a have a regular, daily place in our lives. When we understand that even the little we have is better than that which could be worse, it puts a whole different perspective on how we view life–thankful heart or thankless heart.
. “I pray today in Jesus name that when life gets us down and we feel oppressed with things that just don’t go our way, we remember that there are so many why have so much worse. Be thankful. Amen!”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”