Many people find it easy to be thankful when things are going well but quite another thing to give thanks when the world seems to be falling apart. Dr. Stanley states that the key to maintaining gratefulness in every situation is to know that God is always in control. When we focus on Him and practice thanksgiving, our troubles and frustrations lose the position they once occupied in our hearts and minds. They are replaced by reminders of God’s provision and renewed trust in Him, which infuses us with the energy we need to persevere.

This message is part of the In All Things Give Thanks set. The set is for those who want to learn how and why to be thankful in every season of life—the good times and the difficult trials.