Today’s Promise

August 9, 2022

Give Thanks in Everything

In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Give Thanks
Can we be thankful for everything that comes in our lives? We can be thankful even in difficult times because we know God is in control and working things for our good.

God calls you to a life of thankfulness. Just a few minutes of giving thanks for the blessings God has given you can completely transform your attitude and outlook. 

You can be thankful for friends, family, health, and prosperity. You can still be grateful even if you are going through a difficult time.

Compared to many places and people in the world, you are extremely blessed by God. If you have a roof over your head and food in your pantry, you are better off than much of the world. According to World Vision, 815,000,000 people will go to bed hungry tonight. Almost half the world’s population survives on less than $2.50 a day.

You have so much to be thankful for.

God calls each of us to a life of thankfulness. A thankful person is a humble person. A proud person will never be a thankful person.

When you walk in thankfulness, you confess that God is the source of all you have. When you are thankful, you humble yourself by confessing; it’s not all about you. 

Give Thanks in Everything
God calls you to give thanks in everything. Giving thanks in everything is not giving thanks for everything. It’s hard to be thankful for a flat tire, a negative doctor’s report, or a difficult marriage.

However, you can give thanks in those situations because you know God is still in control. 

You can be thankful that He works for your good and will never forsake you. 

You can be thankful for what God will do in this challenging situation.

A Thankful Attitude
Thankfulness is an attitude. It is confessing that all you have and all you are comes from the Lord. 

Giving thanks is a confession that God is good, and He takes care of His children.

Look at that promise again.

In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make these confessions.

  • I thank God for pouring out His blessings on me.
  • I will spend a few moments every day expressing my thankfulness.
  • God is the source of all I need.
  • I thank God in every situation because I know He is working for my good.

In Jesus’ name,

Today, you can be thankful because you know God is working in your life as your protector and provider.

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  1. Stacy Enders August 9, 2022 at 8:38 am - Reply

    This is so timely for me. Just this morning out walking I said ok God I am gonna thank you in the things that don’t appear to be good right now like being stuck with no help/solutions for me in regards to my mom and how I have been her FT caregiver for 4 yrs now and not seeing my son 28 yrs old walking with the Lord and not hearing from a dear loved one and broken relationship. BUT your reminder that God IS in control and to have anticipation for what God WILL DO in these challenging situations really helps me to have a better perspective and renewed my hope today. Thank you.

  2. Wendy Hendricks August 9, 2022 at 9:47 am - Reply


    I am thankful to be SAVED.. through the Blood of Christ JESUS… Because HE LOVES me!!

    I am Thankful for our marriage, my husband and adult children & grand children!!

  3. Sameer August 10, 2022 at 9:44 am - Reply

    I am Thankful to You Lord Jesus for saving me through your Holy blood and accepting me as your child. Though the situation seems hopeless at the moment on personal, financial, family and professional front, I believe You are in control and I thank you in everything for I know I am not alone. I thank you for a caring, understanding wife, an income to sustain ourselves and a roof over my head.
    Love you Lord. Thank You.Thank You.Thank You.

  4. Angela Walker November 12, 2022 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    I’m thankful just to know that God is on the Throne and He has a plan and purpose for my life even when I don’t understand it. I’m thankful for grace to endure and persevere in challenging times. I’m grateful for Salvation daily and God’s forgiveness of my sin and shortcoming. I’m grateful for the things that my eye have not seen, nor ears heart that God has planned for me, because He loves me. I’m grateful for the turnaround taking place in my life and that of my children right now. By faith, it is so and I thank Him for it NOW!

  5. Akintola Apara February 13, 2023 at 5:05 am - Reply

    As I wake up everyday, I give God the glory of my life. Right from a rough and tough background, it is a miracle that one as i would be granted GRACE to edify the Almighty Father. PRAISE GOD!

  6. Osinachi Nwachukwu February 22, 2023 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    I am thankful for the privilege to still be called your own Lord Jesus Christ, thankful for life and the great work you are doing in my family even though it hasn’t manifested yet but i am because you are too faithful to fail me, thank you so much my saviour Jesus christ..

  7. Elizabeth March 18, 2023 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I thank God for His faithfulness in all areas of my life both good and trying times,inspite of my unfaithfulness, I God for He has remained faithful.

  8. Dolly July 10, 2023 at 2:20 am - Reply

    I am thankful for the blood of Jesus Christ and for the Holy Spirit and I’m also grateful for God’s mercy and his grace even though things are not making sense right now but i know he is in control.

  9. Simon King October 11, 2023 at 6:58 am - Reply

    thankyou jesus thankyou

  10. Jess November 25, 2023 at 6:27 am - Reply

    I am thankful for God because He is in control. I lost my job just recently and I don’t know when to get a job again. But I put all my trust in Him because I believe his timing is perfect and He is with me in this difficult time. I am thankful for all the things He has given me and to my family all these years.

    • Billy Taylor November 27, 2023 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      I am praying for you Jess. – Billy

  11. Enoch Elias February 27, 2024 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I thank GOD For my life,my love ones and even for working all things for my good..thank you lord

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