An Example of Gratitude

  • Aug. 31, 2017
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What makes Christians different, what characterizes us, is the ability to be grateful when we’re going through tough times.

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and what makes Christians different, what characterizes us is the ability to be grateful when we’re going through tough times. It’s what Christ modeled when He was facing His cross. 1 Peter chapter 2 says that Christ suffered, leaving us an example, that we should follow in His steps. So come hell or high water, the way… the passage… the open door to peace of mind in the most difficult of circumstances, is always gratitude. Now you may not feel thankful, but trusting God has nothing to do with trustful feelings. You may be confronted with the most gut-wrenching pain and disappointment, but the Bible tells you to keep your heart grateful, not grumbling. Even when we cannot feel His hand in such circumstances; we can trust His heart. So today, will you join me in giving thanks? It’s what sets you apart from a world of complainers.

 

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