Thankful Thursday

Turn It Around

I Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) says “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  This is easier said than done.  I know there are times when I am frustrated with what is going on or feeling overwhelmed with life.  When I am experiencing these feelings, I try to change the negative feeling or thought to a positive one.  For example: My car broke down recently: I turned it around to, “Thankfully, it broke down at church, and our friend was there to fix it.”  Another one is, “My house is a mess, and I have so much work to do.”  Turn it around to, “I have a house, with my loving family, and it is lived in.”  This act of looking at the positive side of things has really helped me to start being thankful in all circumstances. What do you do to help you be thankful in all circumstances? There’s always something to be thankful for.


Shannon Smith

Shannon is a regular contributor to the Titus II Woman Ministry blog. She is the mother to three children and wife to Scott for over sixteen years. Together their family makes their home in Minnesota on a 40-acre farm. They love all things outdoors including hunting and fishing and taking care of their chickens and cow. Shannon’s passion lies in teaching her students, writing and reading. Shannon has her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bemidji State University.

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