Does being grateful mean we pretend we don’t have problems?
How naturally does the word “thanks” come to you? For some, it’s a habit. For others, it’s occasional.
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
The Bible says to give thanks in ALL circumstances. Can we really do that? It is natural to be grateful when something good happens to us but when something bad happens, it seems almost impossible. When we are suffering, it is reasonable to feel disappointed and discouraged, but such feelings can keep us fixated ONLY on what is going wrong in our life.