Reason # 15: Count it all joy because He is greater than the challenges that you face from day to day.

I agree that not everything that happens in life can be called good. However, God has the power to transform us in the painful process and work out everything together for His purpose and our good. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28(NKJV). The key is that we must love God, commit to His will, and trust Him even when things do not make any sense to our natural minds.

I have found that an attitude of thanksgiving is an effective way of dealing with the unanswered questions and disappointments in life. It is also a way of magnifying God above the circumstances.

As you embrace this holiday season I would encourage you to write down at least one thing that you are thankful for. Let that one thing become your focus of attention. Open your mouth and thank God for the one thing that you have identified. As you do, He will break through the darkness and flood your heart with His joy and peace! Happy Thanksgiving.