God has a wisdom that is far above us. He tells us to give thanks in all things because He knows that being in a state of thanksgiving will keep us in a receptive, humble attitude that can actually lead to our peace and happiness.
Recently, I heard someone say that ungrateful people are unhappy people. Nothing is right for them. Instead of being humbly grateful, they are grumbly hateful! So true!
Enter into the joy of the Lord. Purpose right now not to let your circumstances control your joy. Do not look anymore at what you don’t have or on what is not yet remedied. Instead, look really hard at what you do have and what God has fixed for you in your life…be grateful. Endure the fire—it’s producing pure gold!