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
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