How can God’s children have Thanksgiving to Him when we’re in the thick of our trials? We can turn to the Lord & put our trust in Him & rejoice IN HIM & be thankful TO HIM for His love, beauty, magnificence, splendor, glory, comfort, healing, hope, peace, joy, wisdom, promise of eternity to His followers, kindness, blessings, provision, mercy, lordship, sovereignty, His Spirit, His Word, for how He transforms us through our trials, for how He draws us closer to Himself, for how He uses our trials to prepare us for eternity with Him & to better equip us to love & help others, for intimacy with Him, and on & on go the reasons we can rejoice & be thankful even in our hardest times!
May these verses be an encouragement to you – to be thankful to God even in the hardest of times in your life!
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:3-5 KJV
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
James 1:2-4 KJV
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” 1 Peter 4:12-13 KJV
“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” 1 Peter 1:6-7 KJV