I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I’m finding life difficult, and everything seems to be going against me, saying “Thank you” to God for what he’s doing for me, can feel like one of the last things I want to do. However I have learned over the years that even though it might feel like everything is going against me, and God has deserted me, God is most definitely still with me, guiding and directing me.
It is therefore at these times that I now know I must still give thanks to God, because it’s through these experiencing that I grow spiritually, and learn not only more about myself, but also more about God, and in doing so become closer to Him.
So regardless of circumstances, good or bad, I urge you always say thank you to God:
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)