When it looks to you, at times, like there’s simply no way out,
let thanking God, the Father, be your sure and chosen route.
When it seems that pressing problems have no known solution,
let thanking the Lord turn any worries into a grace revolution.
Paul and Silas were imprisoned but raised their praises high–
then found they were delivered, with praise their only cry.
When the way seems very foggy and you’re tempted to despair,
just know, though you can’t yet see it, the victory is there.
A great principle of the Bible is to walk by faith and not by sight–
so thank God for His presence when it’s dark and you need His light.
Like a pilot relies on instruments through weather good or bad–
let thankfulness be the “instrument” with which your life is clad.
P. A. Oltrogge
“But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were unfastened.” (25-26)
“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:14-17 NKJV
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV and Hebrews 11:1
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 15:57 NKJV
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