Gratitude and Wholeheartedness

Gratitude is not just about saying thanks. It’s the way of wholeheartedness.

It’s cleaning your side of the street (as a friend put it) that does not allow cynicism to take over, negativity to be the dominant posture, or resentment to be the bedroom partner.

From a religious perspective, it’s acknowledging that God maintains your cause, executing justice. “When they go low, we go high”.

And so we give thanks for the gifts God provides during times of distress, pain, and frustration.

Yes, we lament!
Yes, we grieve.

But we also discern how God is meeting us in the trials.

Psalm 142
I know that the Lord maintains the cause of the needy,
and executes justice for the poor.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name;
the upright shall live in your presence.

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