“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
You might ask, Does that mean even during the bad times, trials and tribulation?
If you believe God’s Holy Word, it certainly does, and I will tell you why. The Word also tells us,
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” Romans 8:28 (Elim אֵילִם Translation)
If you are a child of God, and you believe this promise, it will come to pass for you, just as God said it would. Believe this promise and it is yours. Don’t despair, for the Word also tells us,
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Remember our example, Joseph, when he said to his brothers, who meant to do him harm when they sold him into slavery to the Midianites, who then sold him to Potiphar for a slave in Egypt, because they were jealous of him:
“But as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” Genesis 50:20
Joseph was highly esteemed by Potiphar and he set him over his entire estate, until Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce Joseph. After Joseph fled from her, she lied to Potiphar about him and accused him of actually trying to seduce her. The devil, again, tried to destroy Joseph when Potiphar threw him in prison. Even so, God’s hand of protection was on Joseph and when no one else in Egypt could interpret Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph not only interpreted them, but also told Pharaoh how he could save Egypt during an upcoming global famine. Pharaoh then gave Joseph power over the entire kingdom; he only answered to Pharaoh himself!
Be patient, beloved. God has very great things in store for you, if you only stay humble before Him, believe His promise, and then see it come to pass! In the meantime, always give God thanks for all that He has done, all He is doing (by faith), and all that He ever shall do.
Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior, unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate, having no conscience (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.