“Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why God instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: you give God thanks (regardless of your feelings), and God gives you joy (regardless of your circumstances)….
Thankfulness opens your heart to God’s presence and your mind to His thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a light has been switched on enabling you to see more from God’s perspective. It is the light of His presence that removes the sting from adversity.” -From the book “Jesus Calling”
“The Lord always has a way of speaking to our hearts when we are willing to hear His voice.”