Yesterday I talked about the good courage and strength that Joshua developed in his life. He trusted me.
Another way to be strengthened is to give thanks. My son was able to give thanks as he broke bread in the upper room with his disciples (Luke 22:19). He knew he was about to go to the cross; he knew he was about to suffer deep pain physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And still he gave thanks.
Giving thanks is a way to receive my grace and my strength as you navigate different seasons of life. Your circumstances will change but my steadfast love for you will not. My character and nature of love, redemption, and compassion does not change and that’s how you can give thanks in every circumstance.
Growing in maturity allows you to recognise my faithfulness and loving kindness will carry you through every season of life. That gives you strength and good courage.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV)
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.Psalm 136:1 (NKJV)