We are a full year into our lives being turned upside down due to a pandemic. Despite a year of chaos and daily reports of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, Christians have great reasons to be thankful. Our gratitude comes despite what is happening around us. Our gratitude comes because of who God is and what He has done for us.
Doug Holliday spent time looking through all of Paul's letters to find reasons for gratitude. He ended up with 149 reasons from ONLY the letters of Paul. From the article:
After spending the last two months in Paul’s letters, I woke up one fall morning prompted by God’s Spirit to take some time to reflect on spiritual gratitude through the eyes of the Apostle Paul… what I have to be thankful for “in Christ.”
If you have been struggling with gratitude & joy, take a look at his article posted on discipleship.org