Have you ever felt bitter or angry? I faced that temptation too on my way to Europe alone a few weeks ago. When I was at the airport, I was reminded that rejoicing, praying, and giving thanks–can help me turn away from a ‘poor me’ attitude. It was a choice that only I could make for myself though. When we are in the thick of negative circumstances and choose to apply the truth of the Bible to our lives–we can be assured that we are in God’s will.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, New International Version (NIV)