In All Circumstances

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

No matter what’s going on. No matter how hard. No matter how blah. No matter how awesome. No matter how fun.

No matter what: rejoice, pray, give thanks.

Always. Continually. In all circumstances.

For this cynical guy, this critical soul, this self-sufficient heart, that’s like asking a rock to give birth and produce guitar playing rainbows.

“With man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”

Today, for one day, can I have joy all day? Can I pray each moment to see and savor the glory of God the Father through Jesus? Can I give thanks for all that comes my way–good, bad, or ugly?

If God can save the rich man, if Jesus can forgive the people mocking and killing him, if God can resurrect my dead soul from the grave–then, yes.

May it be so.

“For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”