In All circumstances

1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to praise God in all circumstances. Not sometimes or maybe, or if we feel like it. I know this can be hard especially on days where it feels like nothing is going your way. Every morning my family gathers in a circle to pray and every morning we pray for at least one thing that we are thankful for giving God His praise. You could have had a car wreck and your wife left you on the same day but yet you still hit your knees and praise God for the family that is visiting you or that you are still alive. That is the “ALL”, that is talked about in this verse! Our bad days are going to happen, however God wants us to see the blessings and light in our life no matter the turmoil. The day my grandfather died was such a relief to me and I know that sounds terrible. The last month of his life was very painful to say the least. He had broken his pelvis, hip and tail bone in a fall and because he was 94 years old they wouldn’t operate. He couldn’t get comfortable even lying on a super soft bed. The doctors had given him some meds to full the pain but he kept moaning in pain and had to be restrain as not to roll out of his bed. The day he past on he looked so peaceful and I praised God for relieving him of his pain. I challenge you today to praise God every chance that you have. Praise Him for the air you breathe or that you have a sandwich to eat. Running water, heat in your house, or that we have the opportunity to go to church because in some countries you can be killed for doing just that. I praise God this morning that He gave me the ability to write this message and that it impacts someones life today. God bless you all and may you see the light through the darkness today.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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