In the midst of heartaches, pain, suffering, being lonely, and money problems, some times it’s hard to praise the Lord. God understands our feelings and everything we go through.
Just think about Paul, can you imagine him in prison with chains around his wrists and ankles, yet he is still praising God. He was separated from his friends, being unjustly accused, and being mistreated. But instead of complaining he was praising God.
We could learn a lesson from this.
“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heat to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:19-20
If we stop and think of how blessed we are and how good God has been to us then there won’t be much time to complain. We will have more time to be thankful. I love this verse and I relate to it often.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
So let’s be thankful instead of complaining.
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.