Details, Details (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

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Details makes a difference. Ask a man from Germany who planned to visit his fiancée for Christmas but ended up in snowy Sidney, Montana, instead of sunny Sydney, Australia.

Prepositions in our language seem like insignificant details, but they can make a big difference. The words “in” and “for” are an example.

The apostle Paul wrote, “In everything give thanks” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). That doesn’t mean we have to be thankful for everything. We need not be thankful for the bad choices someone makes, but we can be thankful in the circumstance because the Lord can use the resulting difficulties for good.

Knowing that God can use all things for good is more than enough reason to give thanks in everything. Giving thanks in difficult circumstances is a small detail that make a big difference. – Julie Ackerman Link

Father, thank You, that in every trial, challenge,

and difficulty, You are behind the scenes working

things out for our good. Help us to see

Your hand in everything. Amen.

God has not promised to keep us form life’s storms, but He will keep us through them.

  • October 12, Vol. 16, Our Daily Bread



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