WAYS TO BE MORE RESILIENT DURING TOUGH TIMES – DAY FIVE

1 Thessalonians 5:18, Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Psalm 136:1, Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.

The Apostle Paul said, Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

This week we’ve been looking at the four characteristics of living a resilient life. Resilient means that you bounce or spring back from a difficult time.

The first three characteristics of living a resilient life are: “Stay optimistic”; “Stay connected”; and “Learn to laugh even in hard times!”

Key number four to living a resilient life is “Count your blessings! Study after study shows that feeling grateful and counting our blessings improves our overall well-being and helps us cope better with today’s troubles.

I recently read a study of patients who had neuromuscular disease. Those patients who wrote a gratitude list felt better about their lives and more satisfied with their lives than those who didn’t.

In other words, those patients who lived grateful lives were more resilient than those who didn’t. If you don’t know where to start your list of things to be grateful for…here’s a verse that might help.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1

In other words, we can all be thankful for the fact that God is good and His love endures forever.

 

Think about it, and have a RESILIENT WEEKEND!

John Mark Caton
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