I was struck by Jennifer’s example of learning to be content and grateful in the midst of less than ideal circumstances. God’s Word commands us to give thanks in all circumstances—not only when things are going well (1 Thess. 5:18). We can take our cue from biblical commentator Matthew Henry (pictured here). He wrote the following in his journal after being robbed:
“Let me be thankful—
First, because I was never robbed before.
Second, because although they took my wallet, they did not take my life.
Third, because although they took my all, it was not much.
And fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.”
Hopefully, none of us will fall victim to a robbery today. But let’s follow Matthew Henry’s example and consider all we have to be grateful for—even in the midst of trials and difficulties. Let’s give thanks in all circumstances!