Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
It’s easy to feel grateful and say nice things about God and your fellow man when things are going great, but how about when they are not? When the chips are down, are you willing to concede that God has a better plan for your life and you may not know exactly what that is right now? Believe me when I tell you that I am not writing this from a position of “holier than thou,” because I certainly am not intending to do so. What I do know is this: when I am able to be in that place with God that I can thank Him for whatever circumstances I am in, I find a peace that truly does pass all understanding.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7 (NIV)
May God bless you as you continue to seek His peace.