That is to say, The Will of God, Post 2.

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

No matter the circumstance in which I find myself, being God-conscious will enable me to see that for which I can give thanks.

I notice again that this verse does not call on me to feel thankful.

Even though I may not feel thankful and even though I might actually feel ungrateful, I must give thanks.

That’s God’s will. And I’m committed to follow Him and do His will.

That is how God wants me to choose to respond in every circumstance.

But I don’t.

But I’ll keep working at it.

Maybe that’s why I’m soothed by the last verse of this chapter:

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” (28).

Surely you could add something...