This post was written by Jeremy Slough who is a blogger for Thirteen Three.
One thing that strikes me about persecuted Christians is that they always seem to talk about their thankfulness to God for each situation they face - devastating, dangerous or otherwise.
In our culture, it is so easy to lose this sense of gratitude for even the small things in life.
We don’t live in danger of physical persecution every day. Our lives are quite different to those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus.
But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t thank God for everything we have. He has blessed us in amazing ways just as He has blessed His persecuted children in bringing them through various trials they have faced.
This is something I struggle with.
Instead of being content and grateful with my life, where my troubles are pretty small, I usually find something to grumble about.
But we can all learn from persecuted Christians and start to be thankful for everything, because joy and peace come from a thankful heart.
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