Gratefulness Just Might Be the Key - Beloved Women - May 7, 2019

Gratefulness Just Might Be the Key - Beloved Women - May 7, 2019

Gratefulness Just Might Be the Key – Beloved Women – May 7, 2019

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I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” -  Ezekiel 36:26 NIV

TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT

Statistics on gratitude say those who are grateful live longer, healthier lives.  Living a life of gratitude is easier said than done when life isn’t going our way. How can we be grateful when our spirit is broken and the weight of our situation crushes the life out of our praise?

When life circumstances feel unfair, unjust, and simply uncalled for, we can quickly stop trusting God and try to take control of the situation. This is especially true when the tears won’t stop and our situation feels like it’s getting worse.

While the pain is real, God wants us to fix our eyes on His greater plan and promises. As we wait on His ways and timing, refocusing our earthly hurts onto the heavenly hope of Jesus is for our own good.

When our weary hearts anchor hope in the Word of God and believe He is always faithful, those worn out, wrecked thoughts transform into expectant, grateful hearts.

PRAY

Dear Lord, thank you for not leaving me to fight these insurmountable battles alone. You have defeated the valleys of life and the grave of death to give me a new life, a new spirit, and a new heart. Help me to taste your Word and see beyond my circumstances that you, our Lord, are surely good. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

REFLECT

What are some tools that might help you remain grateful during the trials in life?

CONNECT

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