And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Col. 3:15

At certain intervals in our lives, it can become quite depressing when you focus on at all that is going on.  Currently, you may feel depressed because of the Covid pandemic and/or racial pandemic.  You may feel downtrodden because of an unexpected crisis, the loss of a love one, job situation, not being able to congregate and worship as in past times.  However, we still have so much to be thankful for and should continue to praise God unceasingly.  First of all, we can be thankful for life, health, strength & ability to perform and go about your way.  Most importantly be thankful for a sound and stable mind.  The ability to think clearly and reasonable.  A mind to do what is right and acceptable in the eyesight of God.  A mind of perseverance to continue on in the midst of feeling like giving up.  For God is not derelict on his promises.  If HE said it, you can believe it, so prepare your heart and mind to receive it despite how long it may seem to tarry.  Wait for it…

God desires for man to always have a thankful heart.  To be grateful no matter the odds that are stacked against you.  You must be grateful and bless the Lord at all times with an on-going praise in your heart.  This is the only pathway to deliverance and more blessings!

With a thankful heart it can:

• Remind you who is ultimately in control

• It reminds you that God-Jehovah is the giver of all good things

• It alleviates complaining and doubt

• It enables you to walk circumspect from sin

• It places you in right position as a believer to continue to receive God’s best!

There is an unmeasurable benefit in giving thanks to God.  But it requires you to take your eyes off the mystique that is going on in your surroundings.  To re-adjust your focus on the Lord and see all of HIS benefits and goodness.  This will cheer your heart and remind you that you have so much to be thankful for in this season of Thanksgiving.

God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD

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