A lot of us think what God wants is boring. That’s a blatent lie. What God wants matches our deepest desires and fulfills us beyod imagination.
Sometimes suffering and joy coexist. Jesus suffered the agony of the cross for the joy set before Him. What was that joy? Gaining intimacy with us.
Being thankful goes much deeper than expressing appreciation. Truly being thankful requires a heart that trusts God for whatever He brings into our lives.