“Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer; in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 AMP
The Will of God for our lives is that we are required to be ‘thankful’ in EVERY situation we find ourselves, and to continue to give thanks no matter our circumstances.
Do you ever read the bible and say, ‘Far Out! My situation is so big and so ugly right now, I don’t know how to be thankful at this moment?’
I think we wouldn’t be human if we found being thankful easy. Life isn’t easy at times, BUT when we have faith and put our trust in God, we know that our God is going to help us get through our situation. He walks beside us! He is going to turn our situation into a testimony for good – even when we don’t understand how this might happen. All we need is a little faith that God will walk through our situations with us.
The verse says we are to rejoice always AND delight in our faith. Never stop praying – Persist even when we feel like our situation is too big for us. Never underestimate God’s love for us. Having faith in God, reminds us that He is bigger than us, and He is the one who is going to work it all out for us.