In amongst all the problems and the difficulties, God continued to bless me. He blessed me with a supportive family, some amazing friends and a very helpful uni mentor. Although my life was not easy, there was still so much to be thankful for and rejoice about. Philippians 4:4-7 talks about how we need to learn to rejoice, offer our worries in prayer and be thankful for what goodness there is. The result of this is a peace that transcends all understanding. This February, I have, perhaps, experienced a bit of that.
I know I've mentioned the Sing Team before, but this is a song of theirs that has really kept me going the last few months.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to:
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
It's tough ask. So, when you're next in a mess, or things seem awful, then is the time to count your blessings.
- How has God shown his goodness to you recently?
- Do you have any tips on how to give thanks in all circumstances?