"In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (1 Thess. 5:18)

I want to encourage you to take on the attitude of faith. No matter what your circumstances or situations are, give thanks to the Lord!

You may be experiencing a great time in your life or a challenging one. In either case, stay in faith, trust in the Lord and know He is faithful, just, and good!

As His children, we should be keeping our hearts focused on the goodness of our Father. I want you to notice that 1 Thess. 5:18 instructs us to give thanks in all things, not for all things.

Some people have the mistaken religious belief that we are to thank God for everything that is happening to us, regardless if it is good or bad. This is one of the deceptive lies that the devil uses to kill, steal, and destroy the body of Christ with.

God does not send evil circumstances your way to teach you a lesson. No, when tragedy or temptation strikes, we are not to thank God for them. He is not the author of evil.