I want to be thankful, Lord, even if life is hard

“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NLT

The Lord is my strength and shield.
    I trust Him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
    I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” Psalm 28:7, NLT

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” ~ Philippians 4:6, NLT

Sometimes Being Thankful is a Struggle

Father, You are mighty, magnificent — You are the Supreme Lord who is sovereign over all the earth. I’m beginning to take hold of these truths, and it helps me when life becomes hard. Because I know these things, I realize I should be thankful with a thankful heart at all times.

I want to.

I need to.

When difficult circumstances are screaming at me, and my world is rocking and rolling, being thankful can be a struggle. Please forgive me. I can always be thankful for You, even if times are tough.

You are my shelter and my strength, my light in the darkness. When I shift my focus to You, praise begins to rise in my soul! I realize thankfulness is born of praise.

be thankful, even when life is hard

THANKFULNESS is born of praise …

That makes so much sense, Lord.

I want to be a vessel of honor for You, overflowing with praise, immersed in thankfulness. It is in that place that fear cannot hold me down, and anxiety will not have its way in me.

I will be bold in faith — steadfast, immovable. I will determine to quickly shift my eyes to You, and open my lips in thanksgiving and praise. The joy of the Lord is my strength — You are my joy. You are my peace and my hope. I have no need to fear uncertain tomorrows, for You are with me always.

I Choose to Be Thankful Even When Life is Hard

For those reasons alone, I can be thankful, and my heart will keep me secured to Your love.

Thank You, Lord. I praise You, for You alone are worthy of all praise.

In the Name of Jesus, I pray,

Amen ~ let it be so



Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com


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Sweet blessings to you,