Life is full of choices and our attitude is one of the most important ones. But having an attitude of gratitude is not always the easiest choice. When hard things or difficult times come into our lives, our selfish nature causes us to place blame. It’s hard to think of glorifing our lord when we are looking to place blame. And the easiest place to lay that blame is on one we cannot see
What could he be trying to teach me? Why would he do this me? Is he really there?
In these moments I’ve learned there really is just one simple thing you need to remind yourself to do . . . pick up your bible and have a conversation with God. I find reading through some verses helps me rearrange my thoughts so I can clearly see that everything happens in his time. Maybe this is happening as answer to a prayer from years ago . . . or maybe this is just the opposite of what I think should happen, and I will eventually see his plan.
Here are the verses I turn to when I need a reminder to have an attitude of gratitude
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him :: Hebrews 11:6
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there along. :: Matthew 14:23
My insides are turned inside out; specters of death have me down, I shake with fear, I shudder from head to foot. “who will give me wings I ask “wings of a dove? Get me out of here on dove wings – I want some peace and quiet. I want a walk in the country I want a cabin in the woods. I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather :: Psalms 55:4-8
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank god no matter what happens, this is the way god wants you belong to christ jesus to live. :: 1 thessalonians 5:6-18
What verses do you turn to?