You have heard it said, "A thankful heart is good medicine." Well, it's true. Throughout the scriptures we are encouraged to be thankful. For instance:
In Colossians 2:7 we are encouraged to be "overflowing with thankfulness."
In Ephesians 5:20 we are told to "always give thanks to God."
In Psalm 100 we are reminded to "enter His courts with thanksgiving in our hearts..."
We have a choice. We can focus on the negative and be consumed with despair, frustration, and anger. Or we can choose to look at the goodness of God and focus on the positive. This will lead to a heart of thanksgiving and a place of joy and peace. It will also bring life and hope into a hurting world.
Let's stop cursing the darkness and instead bring the light. One way we can bring the light of Christ Jesus into this world is to live everyday out of the place of thanksgiving. I challenge you to stop focusing on everything that is wrong and instead focus on what is good.
Let us be people who are overflowing with thankfulness for "the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. "