“For the Good & the Bad?”

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As we approach the Thanksgiving Season, we are often challenged to find something to be thankful for. And, sadly, many of us during this pandemic year have felt like we belonged to the Patriarch Job Fan Club. A lot of heavy “stuff” has happened…

But as a member of the Patriarch Job Fan Club, we’d do well to remember one thing that Job discovered: It is out of the deepest pain comes the greatest Praise!

For Job himself said, “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD,” and “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” (Job 1:21, 2:10 respectively NASB95)

He also learned that thanksgiving includes the difficult, the hard, the challenging, and the “bad,” as well as all the “good”. And we are not crazy in thanking the LORD for the “bad,” because “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).

Join me this Thanksgiving season on learning this lesson: Out of the deepest pain comes the greatest praise, as we thank the Lord for all the hard times we have experienced as well as all the good.

Peace,

Coach Mike

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