All month long I've been sharing with you how we can become thankful and praise God even in the storm. There is a saying I've seen all month long that gives us some insight as to why:
It's not happy people who are thankful
It's thankful people who are happy
I think I'd change one word of this though. I'd change the word happy to joyful because happiness is dependent upon our circumstances while joy is dependent upon more stable things like the Lord. So here is my version in JoJoism# 370:
If we are able to become thankful for the blessings we have even if we are suffering through painful struggles, we will become joyful. That is the key to real living even among our most painful struggles.
If you have been struggling recently, especially if you have had multiple struggles or they have been long suffering, what are you thankful for?
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