Giving Thanks When Things Don't Go Your Way

Gratitude can be found in less than ideal circumstances

Posted in

Thank you when things go wrong

Thank you, Lord, for people who get me riled up; encountering them challenges me to respond in love.

Thank you, Lord, for the awful days; they compel me to turn to You and drive me to my knees.

Thank you, Lord, for suffering; it gives me the opportunity to imitate Christ.

Thank you, Lord, for my mistakes; they teach me humility.

Thank you, Lord, for inconveniences; they remind me that most of my life is good.

Thank you, Lord, for when others get annoyed at me; that helps me see my faults, so I can confess them.

Thank you, Lord, when things don’t go the way I want; disappointment reminds me that I can love and serve You in all circumstances. 

And thank you, Lord, for all that is good that I do not notice, all the blessings I do not see, all the counsel I ignore and all the mercy You pour out on me daily. Teach me and guide me so I know and serve and praise You better each day of my life.

View Comments