This week, my Abba Father has been challenging me to thank Him even in the face of difficulty. Paul told us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to give thanks in all circumstances. When I thank Him for my problem, I invite His presence and His power into the situation and free Him to make something wonderful out of something the enemy wanted to use to tear down my faith. That’s what being a Redeemer is all about! He can redeem ANY thing in our lives and use it to bring His name glory and transform our hearts. Just in case you were wondering, I’m not thanking Him for evil, but I’m thanking Him for being more than able to overcome it with His goodness. Our problems are where we can meet our Father God face to face if we choose to take them to Him with thankfulness.
Abba, please help us trust You in the hard things - even to the point of thanking you for them. Please bring Your Kingdom to life in our lives. Thank You for being more than able! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.