“The way to be thankful in all circumstances is to be thankful for what God is doing ABOVE all circumstances….
…..sanctifying us, bringing us to Himself blameless and with great joy.”
Sermon Quote, Wil Owens
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18
“A truly religious life is a life of constant joy. And we should rejoice more, if we prayed more. Prayer will help forward all lawful business, and every good work. If we pray without ceasing, we shall not want matter for thanksgiving in every thing. We shall see cause to give thanks for sparing and preventing, for common and uncommon, past and present, temporal and spiritual mercies. Not only for prosperous and pleasing, but also for afflicting providences, for chastisements and corrections; for God designs all for our good, though we at present see not how they tend to it.”
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22.