"In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." I Thessalonians 5:18
Interesting concept! This doesn't mean that we are to give thanks only when things are going our way, or when things are even good...but it means give thanks for ALL things! How can we do this? Only with the Lord's help and by His grace in our lives. There are times when it may not make sense to be thankful, but it is through our thankfulness that the Lord will be glorified. When we are thankful we also have peace...peace which passes all understanding. Even in the midst of suffering and difficulties? Yes, even then. Obviously, we do not thank the Lord for sin and disease itself, but, we are to be thankful in difficult circumstances as well as in good ones. Try finding something to be thankful to the Lord for in EVERYTHING...what would happen if all we who are Christians lived our lives this way? Interesting thought, isn't it?