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Daily Inspiration - Thursday, April 16, 2020

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. James 5:13

Here’s a great quote to start off with this Thursday, “All our life is a celebration for us; we are convinced, in fact, that God is always everywhere. We sing while we work . . . we pray while we carry out all life's other occupations.”

Into every life a little rain must fall. Sometimes things go wrong. But sometimes things go right. And when they do, James says, we should praise God.

What's going right in your life today—what is making you happy? Is there a relationship in your life that's thriving? IN these uncertain days we face with the “unseen enemy”- Covid 19 - do you have the simple blessings of a job and reliable transportation to work? Have you found activites or service opportunities that will bring you joy?

You might have to do a little looking around and count your blessings; sometimes those little reasons for joy and gratitude get overlooked. But when you find something to be happy about, be happy.

Final Thought

When we find ourselves in trouble, we need to turn to God for help and strength. But when things are going well, we—again—need to turn to God. He deserves our thanksgiving for the good things He gives us.

Prayer

Father, You have given me so many reasons to be happy. Today I want to express my joy as praise to You. In Jesus Name I pray, amen.

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