Giving thanks is so much more than saying “thank you” when someone does something nice for you or working up feelings of gratitude. As we saw above, giving thanks is directly tied to your relationship with God.
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
One way we can Give Thanks is with prayer of Thanks that we belong to him and his Grace is sufficient for all. . My hand drawn praying hands lightly colored in pastels .
Bible Commentary :
In this verse Paul exhorts his readers to give thanks in all circumstances. He adds that it is God’s will to do so. Regardless how difficult our circumstances may be, we can find reasons to thank God. We can be thankful that all things work together for our good if we belong to HIm (Romans 8:28). We can be thankful that God’s grace is sufficient to sustain us in every circumstance (2 Corinthians 12:9). We can be thankful that nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:37–39). We can be thankful that God even supports us spiritually when trials produce difficulty in our prayer life (Romans 8:26). Rough circumstances also prove the genuineness of our faith (1 Peter 1:6–7).