Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18NASB)
The Australian wildfires. The worldwide onset of COVID-19. The economic downturn. Societal unrest. To say this year has been difficult would be an understatement.
But suffering is not new, and it is not going away. In the university of life, trials are not an elective.
We may not be able to avoid pain and sorrow in this world, but wecandecide how we will respond when placed in the crucible of adversity: with grumbling or with gratitude.
Training our perspective to be an eternal one is the key to choosing gratitude. When we set our minds on earth, we will grumble, but setting our minds on the things above (Colossians 3:2) prepares us for the hard thanksgiving in the midst of suffering.
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