The Truth For Today – November 17

November 17

React to Problems with Thanksgiving

Let your requests be known before God in all prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving.

Philippians 4: 6

Instead of praying to God with doubt or discontent, the believer should approach God in a spirit of thanksgiving. That is why God promised that nothing in our life will be too much for us to bear (1 Cor. 10:13). He has promised to make everything work for our good (Rom. 8:28), and to “perfect, affirm, strengthen and establish us” in the midst of our suffering (1 Peter 5:10).

All difficulties are within God’s purpose, so we can thank Him for His power and His promises. Peter said to cast “all [our] anxiety on him, because he cares for [us]” (1 Peter 5: 7). As we do so, we should be grateful for his providence, his promise to perfect us, the glory that he will receive from the fulfillment of his will, and for the past mercies that are the promise of future blessings.

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