1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
Revealer [ri-veel-r]one who makes known; discloses; divulges; reveals a secret; lays open to view.
Mediator me·di·a·tor [ meedee àytər ]
somebody helping end dispute: somebody who works with both sides in a dispute in an attempt to help them to reach an agreement; go-between; intercessor.
This scripture says it all! No matter what the circumstances may be I THANK GOD! I say that and yet I struggle to always live it or even say it. There have been horrific things I have had to deal with or watch the people I love deal with and sadly I did not thank God. I did my best to trust Him and lean on Him. But I never thanked Him. I know in the end those events made me stronger and I didn't turn my back on God, but I did question Him repeatedly.
So today I am thankful:
That I am in Christ Jesus who is my revealer of secrets, laying open to view the unknown and my Mediator who goes between me and the enemy, interceding for me day and night.
I am thankful that I have a God who does know what is best for me and that I can trust Him even when the pressures of this world weigh down upon my shoulders. I can give it to Him. I don't have to try to understand it. I just have to TRUST. The perfectionist in me says, "This can't wait until morning.", "I can't right now, I have to finish this.", "If I don't figure out ...".
But God says Trust Me.
Jesus, as my Revealer, revealed this to me today,
"Is your life a little tangled and you wish you could unravel some of the messes you have made? GO to Jesus – he is the Wonderful Counselor. DO what his word says and TRUST Him – and watch his word guide you through your darkest hours."
You can visit Good Morning Girls today and read the remainder of this wonderful, encouraging blog by Courtney "I Have a Wonderful Counselor". It is one of the things I am thankful for today.
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