“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” Phil. 4:4
Have you ever had one of those days, or times, or even whole seasons of your life, in which you feel anything but thankful? Like no matter how hard you tried, it was seemingly impossible to find an ounce of gratitude in your heart given your current life’s circumstances, challenges, etc.? Oh my goodness! I sure have! I actually went through years of brokenness during which I could barely fathom how I could be thankful given what I faced day after day. But the Lord taught me over time to be thankful each and every day NO MATTER WHAT because there are always things to be thankful for when we turn our attention to God and His blessings. But my greatest discovery when it comes to thanksgiving is about rejoicing, and the message God gave me about rejoicing is abundantly evident in the two little scriptures above. WE CAN REJOICE IN JESUS! NO MATTER WHAT we face on a day-to-day basis, we can REJOICE and BE THANKFUL that JESUS CHRIST IS FOREVER LORD – and that we can through faith in Him be in His fellowship forevermore! Rejoice, my friend, rejoice. NO MATTER WHAT! There is no greater blessing than Jesus Himself, and how infinitely blessed we are that 24-7 we have Him as our reason for rejoicing!