Thankful for Thorns and the Roses

“Some People complain that God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses on thorns.”

-anonymous

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We Christians have many reasons to celebrate. God is in His heaven; Christ has risen, and we are the sheep of his flock. Yet sometimes, even the most devout Christian can become discourage. After all, we live in a world where expectations can be high and demands can be even higher. If you become discourage with the direction of your day or your life, turn your thoughts and prayers to God. He is a God of possibility, not negativity. He will help you count your blessings instead of your hardships. And then, with a renewed spirit of optimism and hope, you can think the Giver of all things good for gifts that are simply too numerous to count.

Dear Lord….I pray for an attitude that is Christlike. Whatever the circumstances I face, whether good or bad, triumphal or tragic, may my response reflect a God-honoring Christlike attitude of optimism, faith, and love for You.

Amen!

God’s Promises for Women. © 2007 Family Christian Stores

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