1 Thessalonians 5:18 Daily Devotional
The apostle Paul, the author, is saying that in every circumstance we are to give thanks. This isn’t just some circumstances or when things are going well, but at all times and in everything. Giving thanks in this way is God’s will for us.
How do we give thanks in all circumstances? Through Jesus. God send Jesus to die for us to forgive us our sins and live a full life in his resurrection. It’s through Christ that we have the strength to give thanks.
We can develop this ability to give thanks by practicing it. It takes determination, but when things are tough, thank God for all he’s done for you. When things are going well, thank God for all he continues to do. After a while, it will come naturally.
Help me to always be thankful. Even when things aren’t going my way, help me to recognize your goodness in my life. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.