Don’t Complain, Praise and be Thankful
Christian life offers joyful and unjoyful dimensions.
Surely enjoy the joyful aspects of your life as a follower of Christ, but appreciate that you’ll encounter trials, storms, and challenging paradoxes along the way.
Remember all things work together for the good for those who love the Lord.
Paul Morton’s classic song “I Won’t Complain” flows from the good and bad times that all, including Christians, face. Despite all you endure in life, knowing that you’re not ‘in the fiery furnace’ alone (Daniel 3: 19-30) should give you great comfort as an abiding Christian.
- A post I published on this blog a few years ago, Nine Paradoxes of Christian Living may offer spiritual food for thought. It isn’t a long form post, but I believe you will see an aspect of your walk with Christ that will make more sense after reading it.
- 30 Thankful Bible verses from one of my favorite websites, biblestudytools.com is a resource well worth tapping. As they state in that piece: “Read through these Bible verses to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. Find some quiet time to pray and thank God, read Scripture out-loud, and find a renewed heart that is filled with peace and joy!”
- Need to dive into another timely Devotional? A YouVersion blog post, Why Gratitude is Great for You, offers other Thankfulness and Thanksgiving Devotionals.
- Miss the first two parts of this Thanksgiving Devotional? Part 1. Part 2.
To God be the Glory. I’m thankful he’s always with me and that he can do more than I can ask or imagine. What a friend I thankfully have in Jesus.
Peace be with you. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalm 23 (NASB)
Happy Thanksgiving from 66 Assurance Way