In our Bible reading
for today, Isaiah is encouraging the people of
I have found that it is easy to be thankful when God comforts us, and brings us out of our adversity; but when was the last time we thanked God for not having to go through adversity?
One day a missionary
longed to see his brothers. They agreed
to meet in the remote mountains of central
One brother who had traveled by mule said, “God protected me in a miraculous way. When I was crossing a narrow bridge over a deep mountain gorge, the mule jumped. I fell and narrowly escaped falling over the wall into the gorge. God, by His love, saved my life.”
The second brother said, “I had to cross a river, and I slipped and fell. The water carried me down the river. But God, in His grace, provided a tree which had fallen across the river. I grabbed a branch and pulled myself to shore, thanks to God’s mercy.”The third brother said, “I, as well, am thankful. I am thankful that I came across no gorge to fall into, and no river to sweep me away. I had a most pleasant trip. I am thankful that nothing happened on my journey.”
✞ Thank God that He has seen or will see you through adversity.