5/14/2022:I have learned I can thank my way through anything.
The Word teaches that we are to be thankful for all things and thankful in all things.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18). “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” As a result, I have learned I can choose to thank my way through whatever circumstance comes my way. I do this by speaking out loud and prefacing the name of whatever the circumstance is with “I am thankful for ….
The recipient of my thanksgiving is God. I then have peace in every circumstance according to 2 Thessalonians 3:16. “Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance.”
It then occurred to me that the continually offering of thanks is the Biblical way to approach the presence of God. In Psalm 100:4 it says, “Enter the gates with thanksgiving” and then pass through the courtyards with praise on the way to the Mercy Seat.
This is really a good prescription for all life events, whether judged good or bad.