Just My Luck

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.

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