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Gratitude in all Circumstances?

Today is the final post of our #GratefulHeart Series and it’s over at SunSparkleShine!

This post … friends, no words. Marva shares with you from her heart. From the kind of place that’s difficult to share because it’s messy. But it’s real and it’s authentic. And it gives hope for when life hurts.

In Marva’s words:

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Believe it or not, God’s goodness is not dependent on life’s circumstances. His goodness is constant, unchanging and predicable even (and especially) when life is not.

I started learning this lesson a few weeks ago when I sensed God’s protection during a scary situation. It left me wondering if the worse really did happen, would I still think God was good?

Well, guess what?

This week the worse happened.

And I struggled. I continue to struggle.

I mean, how can I give God thanks in the midst of pain?

Does God deserve my gratitude when He allowed this awful thing to happen?

Could I really give thanks in ALL circumstances?”

Can I really have gratitude in all circumstances? Even when my feelings tell me He doesn't deserve it? Here are 5 Scriptures that have given me comfort when life hurts. Plus get your Thanks.Giving Pack with 5 Scripture Cards, 5 Prayer Cards, and 4 Thank You Cards that can be used not just at Thanksgiving, but all year long! SunSparkleShine and Lori Schumaker for the #GratefulHeart Series

Thank you from a #GratefulHeart 

We hope you’ve enjoyed the #GratefulHeart series that Lori and I put together for you. As a thank you for sticking buy nolvadex online cheap with us, I have a special treat.

Today, I’m introducing my Thanks•Giving prayer and scripture cards. Not only do you get them for free, but you also get a set of note cards to extend thanks to others.

Give thanks in all circumstances? Does God really mean we thank Him even for the bad? Even when we’re hurting and life is unfair? Even then God? Surely God has something else in mind. Or does he? Let's see what the Bible says. This is part of the #GratefulHeart series on SunSparkleShine.com and LoriSchumaker.com.
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In the Thanks•Giving gift pack you get:

  • 5 prayer cards
  • 5 scripture cards

and a bonus:

  • 4 thank you note cards

And they’re not just for Thanksgiving either. This gift pack is perfect for all year round.

We pray that this will help set your mind on giving God thanks in all circumstances and then spread the shine of God’s love to others. Because, isn’t that what it’s all about?

Missed any of the Grateful Heart Mini-Series? Catch them all here:

? Series introductions from Lori and me.

Post #1: Gratitude – 3 Doors that a Grateful Heart will Open

? Prayers: A Prayer for a Grateful Heart and A Prayer for Hope When All Seems Lost

? Practical Advice: 10 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Your Home 

? Scriptural Resource: 10 Memorable Bible Verses for the Grateful Heart

? Scripture, prayer, encouragement, and your free gift: Thanks in all Circumstances: Are You Sure, God?

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much, Lori. I can’t think of anyone else I would’ve wanted to do this series with — you just made it extra special. I’m so grateful for you, dear friend.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    #GratefulHeart

    1. Thank you, Marva. These words and your friendship mean so much to me! ♥

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