This past weekend we continued our message series Roadtrip and talked about the road to healing. We wrestled with the question, what do we do when we are dealing with a need for healing? The Bible reminds us to give thanks in all circumstances. Thankfulness is an attitude. Giving thanks is a decision. When we choose to give thanks, that decision leads to the attitude of thankfulness.
Romans 15:4 says, “the scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.” Choosing to give thanks in all circumstances is not always easy, but one key to helping us have this perspective is to focus on the promises of God more than the problems of life. To do that, I encourage you to find scriptures that talk about the promises of God. When we read them and speak them out loud, we will discover that our thoughts will align with God’s promises.
Check out Psalm 103:2-5 which lists God’s promises for us to hold on to:
“Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”
The reality is that we all deal with roadblocks from the enemy that try to steal our peace, kill our joy, and destroy our hope. Jesus said that he came that we might experience life to the full.
We only have one life to live on this earth -- one opportunity to know Jesus and make him known. The fight of faith is worth it because how we handle roadblocks can be our greatest testimony to the world around us.
What specific promise from God’s Word can you focus on this week?