There’s always something for which I can be grateful. If Romans 8:28 is true (and it is), God is working all things for my good as I make a willful choice to give thanks, to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. If all things are being worked for my good, then how can anything be a problem? What problems do I really have? Because the problem is not a problem if it is accomplishing good in me, if it is making me more like Christ.
The adversary would want me to be sad, depressed, to panic, do or think bad things and quit fighting him - to quit discerning both good AND evil and to agree with how he thinks...which includes lies, fear, accusation, doubt and unbelief that God will provide. The Bible says, "Thanks be to God who ALWAYS leads us to triumph!" God will lead me to victory...if I go! There is no victory without a fight. The challenge is there for my victory; the hardship so I can persevere. Two of my mightiest spiritual weapons are thanksgiving and praise; and the enemy knows this. He knows God inhabits my praises. The adversary also knows he can't do anything to take my praise!
I have learned as a believer in Jesus, there are two things for me: BLESSINGS and BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE. Sometimes, those blessings are very well disguised. It might sound simplistic, but God promises to work for my good if I make a willful decision to thank Him in ALL things.
As King David of old, "Why so downcast, oh my soul? Put your hope in God!" David made a willful, purposeful decision to get up off his heap of problems and voice praise to God. Paul sang while imprisoned, not upon his chains breaking and the prison bars flinging open. Paul sang in the face of an insurmountable problem. In doing so, God led these men to triumph.
Likewise, I will praise God! He alone is my hope, my confidence, my help, my glory and the lifter of my head! I have a victory coming - as do you - so keep fighting the good fight of faith!
Thanks be to God which always causes us to triumph in Christ and makes manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. 2 Cor. 2:14
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