Give thanks in all circumstances.
—1 Thessalonians 5:18
“It would be just my luck …”
Have you ever heard anyone start a sentence with those six words, and end it with a positive? Not often, that’s for sure. The phrase generally ends with a negative.
Really now, is the deck stacked against you when you have only one house, two cars, three meals a day, and clothes for four seasons?
Next time you start to grouse about your lousy luck, pull to the side of the road and consider these words:
“Be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Heb. 13:5).
“Godliness with contentment is great gain … if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that” (1 Tim. 6:6, 8).
“Be joyful always … give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess. 5:16, 18).
Growl all day and you’ll
be dog-tired tonight.