In the midst of disappointment, worry and stress, giving thanks is the last thing we’re prompted to do. But when thanks is what we give, God is glorified.
Jeremiah 33:11 "'Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever. For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,' says the LORD.”
The night after the disappointing news, I lay in bed, asking for God’s peace to fill me as He had done before when I faced heartache. I thanked Him for not forgetting me in my troubles. The next morning, I washed my face and vowed to continue praising God for what He would do. I resolved not to focus on the circumstance, the disappointment or the loss. Rather, I would focus on His divine provision.
Late that day, my boss called. I answered expecting details about my last day at work.
“I’m sorry,” he said, “that letter should have never been sent to you. It was a mistake. Management decided you will stay on. Your job is secure.”
When riding in the vehicle of trust in God, we arrive at the destination of unexpected surprises.
Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker and author of four books. Her best-selling release, “Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta” invites you to experience the simplicity of finding joy even in the midst of hardship, With engaging stories, Simply salsa gives practical steps to overcome heartache and celebrate life once again.
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