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The Lord knows

Sometimes when things happen, they truly knock the wind out of you. I was there a few Sundays ago and so were my kids. I tried to answer all their questions, while still having my own. The Lord knows the darkness of the human nature--we all have it. That is why He had to die for us. Yet, how wonderful He is with His words at just the right time. I Thessalonians 5:18 tells us, IN everything to give thanks. It does not say FOR everything give thanks. I believe God wants us to always remember to be thankful to Him, even in hard times. I believe that this verse tells us that we are to be grateful to God, even through trials and difficult situations. I do not believe that He is telling us that we must be happy about the trials, or enjoy the problems. But we always have so much to be thankful to God for.

There are heartaches and burdens that sometimes we cannot even begin to understand - death, abandonment, chronic illness, betrayal, slander. There are also the more general burdens of finan…