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When You Don't Feel Thankful - Thanksgiving Devotional - Nov. 16

  • 2015 Nov 16


He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me. - Psalm 50:23

What do you do when your life is going south?  What do you do when it is “THANKSGIVING” and you have just lost a loved one… or just lost your job… or just lost your marriage?  Surely you cannot be expected to give thanks… can you?

Sometimes thanksgiving is a sacrifice.  Sometimes we must thank God through clenched teeth and chocked back tears.  Thanksgiving in the midst of a terrible storm brings tremendous joy to His heart.  It shows the Lord that we really trust Him… regardless of the adverse circumstances we are facing. 


Perhaps you are one this year who is having trouble finding good in your life.  Look no further than Jesus.  He never changes.  Despite everything you might be facing, you can rejoice in Him.  You can give thanks for Him and His love and care for you.  You can give thanks that He promised to work all things together for good. 

Train yourself to give thanks in everything.  Remember… a sacrifice of thanksgiving brings honor to the Lord.  Thank Him for that trial you are facing.  Thank Him for that sorrow.  He will use your thanks for His glory and your ultimate good!

Jeff Schreve

Jeff Schreve founded From His Heart Ministries,, in 2005 with the vision to reach as many people as possible with the good news of God's love. Jeff believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a great plan just for you. He broadcast on radio, TV and in the internet around the world from his pulpit ministry as Pastor of First Baptist in Texarkana, Texas. This ministry is completely listener/viewer supported. It continues only through the faithful and generous gifts of people like you. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All gifts go to further the broadcast.


Roller Coaster: Facing the Ups and Downs of Life

DESCRIPTION: Life is like a roller coaster, filled with ups and downs, good times and tough times.  In the midst of it all, God is good and faithful.  In this series on Psalms, Pastor Jeff Schreve takes a no-holds barred look at the struggles we all face on planet earth.  In spite of it all, we can follow in the footsteps of the psalmist and trust God to see us through any trial.