When We Are Grateful
There are days when I struggle with depression and finding the gratitude in a situation.
The other week, I heard a speaker say “When we are grateful our entire life changes”.
I began to think of all the little things I take for granted, instead of being grateful for. The fact that I woke up this morning, breathe fresh air, can hear the birds singing, have a job, have a home to live in, food in my pantry, money to pay my bills, and so many other small factors I easily overlook.
I began a gratitude journal to remind me of all I’m grateful for. Most days it is easy to come up with at least three gratitude’s, but even when I have to think about it the gratitude’s seem to spring forth.
The Bible reminds us to be grateful. A couple of those verses tell us:
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6)
- “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians
“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds” (Psalms 9:1)
- “Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our
Lord!” (Romans 7:25)
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17)
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (1 Chronicles 16:34)
- “Give thanks in all
circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians
Often it is changing our mindset and thought process which changes our situation, as well as our heart.
Do you keep a gratitude journal? What are you grateful for?
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