1 Thessalonians 5:18 | Give thanks in all circumstances

Gratitude flows effortlessly when everything in our life is going well. But can we be grateful in difficult times, when we go through uncomfortable situations?

This is what verse 18 of chapter 5 of the 1st letter to the Thessalonians says, with the two previous passages also adding simple and valuable advice:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always,

17 pray continually,

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


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God from us expects to be always happy, to pray at all times, and to give thanks amid any situation

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Philippians 4:6 | Do not be anxious

Among the various suggestions Paul writes in the eleventh book of the New Testament for the church, is the following, all-time relevant:

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything; but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.


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As stated, if we are in need of something through prayer we can always ask God, instead of worrying, being grateful heart for everything he has already done for us.