In All Circumstances

In All Circumstances

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“We need to realize that trials are not joyful in and of themselves, but they are joyful when we realize they are under the authority of a sovereign God who is accomplishing his purposes through them.” – David Platt
We can be thankful:
  • in trials – for they allow us to see His deliverance. (Deuteronomy 7:19)
  • in brokenness – for in it we receive His healing. (Psalm 147:3)
  • in affliction – for it enables us to feel His comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
  • in uncertainty – so we can know His peace. (Philippians 4:6-7)
  • in disappointment, because we know His plan is better.  (Jeremiah 29:11)
  • in weakness – for in it His strength is perfect. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
  • in loneliness – for it is then we can rest in His presence. (Psalm 16:10-11)
  • in emptiness – for it is then we can feel His fullness. (Psalm 42:1-2)
  • in loss – for with it we can experience true gain in Christ. (Philippians 3:8)
  • in sorrow – because we get to experience His joy. (John 16:20-24)


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