Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 
I Thessalonians 5:16

Beautiful Flower Pendant by ZudaGay

The verse above is not just something nice to do.  It's a command.

In the United States we set aside this day to give thanks, but for many it also heralds in a season of sadness and pain. For those who are suffering sadness, hurt, heartaches, burdens and grief, remember that God wants better for you.  He commands better for you and of you.  The Creator of the Universe, the Great Healer, can change your grief to joy. He has given you permission to rejoice ALWAYS.

Unleash Joy Word Block by CROSSyourHEARTau

 by Sue of SueRunyonDesigns

Comments (10)

On November 24, 2011 at 10:49 AM , LittleElf said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful to be part of such a great team. ^_^


On November 24, 2011 at 12:45 PM , jcsvisuals said...

Happy Thanksgiving have a wonderful and peaceful day!

On November 24, 2011 at 6:26 PM , Monika said...

Sue, what a great situation this is....speaking on almost the same issue twice in a week. Yes, we have been given the choice and the power to rejoyce, always, along with our prayer.
Thank you for sharing this truth....♥

On November 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM , Tricia said...

Great post Sue!

On November 24, 2011 at 7:14 PM , sue anderson said...

I love that it is a command! We have to abide by the Word.

Happy Thanksgiving!


On November 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM , Rita said...

Good reminder for us, Sue. Our thankfulness tells God we trust him.

On November 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM , ZudaGay said...

Thank you for the reminder, Sue! So many times we have grumbly hearts instead of thankful hearts. Thank you for using my flower in your post! :)

On November 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM , krafterskorner said...

I too am thankful for this team and I am trying to remember to always be thankful.

On November 25, 2011 at 11:23 AM , NellywithWings said...

Thanks Sue for the reminder, so timely.

On November 25, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Anonymous said...

Lovely writing! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!