Through It All
How can we be thankful in the midst of everything that is going on in the world today? We’ve been through a lot in the last few years and I just want to stop a minute and thank God even for the difficulties many of us have gone through.
One of my favorite songs is Through It All, written by Andre Crouch in 1971 after having purchased an engagement ring for a young woman. He was heart-broken when she announced that she was getting married, but not to him.
He wrote these words: “I thank God for the mountains, and I thank Him for the valleys, I thank Him for the storms He brought me through; for if I’d never had a problem I wouldn’t know that He could solve them…I’d never know what faith in God could do.
“Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus, I’ve learned to trust in God;
“Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon His Word.”
Even though it was written 50 years ago, this song seems perfect for today.
We weren’t designed to do life on our own. We need God. So I challenge you this Thanksgiving to think about how going through difficulties has made you stronger and thank God for them.
1 Thess. 5:18 TPT: “And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.”
For more about giving thanks in the midst of both the good and the bad, listen to episode 107—Through It All.
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