How to be Thankful When Life Sucks

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It’s easy to be thankful when everything is going well, but how can we have an attitude of gratitude when life has us on the ropes?

Like most of you, life doesn’t always go the way I hope. So how should we respond?

Why is trust in God such a big part of thankfulness? Full trust means we acknowledge that God created everything and is in control, whether we understand what is happening or not. And if God is fully in control then that means our situation never surprises the Almighty.

God doesn’t expect us to always be happy and act as if nothing is ever wrong, but we do need to trust, and that’s not always easy. 

So what are you thankful in spite of this year? Be honest about the parts of life that suck. Then decide whether or not you fully accept the proposition that God is for you. If that’s true, then even the tough stuff is under heaven’s control.

Do you struggle with trusting God?

By Clay Morgan

Clay Morgan is the author of Undead. Say hi on Twitter.