God commands us to come with Him with thanksgiving in every situation we find ourselves in. If there is one thing I’ve learned about God, it’s that He doesn’t command us to do anything that isn’t His best for us. And if cultivating a grateful lifestyle is for our good, just perhaps this will foster our ability to perceive each day as good, even when there are bad moments within each day.
It’s hard to be thankful when you’re depressed. Depression makes it hard to do anything. More often than not, we tend to focus on the negative. But, an attitude of gratitude focuses on the positive and can temporarily take your mind off your suffering. Try these 6 ways to practice gratitude when you are depressed.
I’m thankful for the significant things like family, friends, and health. But, I’m also thankful for tangible things. This list of things I am thankful for makes my life easier or better. Tangible things I use regularly and are in some way unique.
I’m thankful for depression. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the redemptive side of situations while we are in the middle of the mess, but that’s exactly where our faith has an opportunity to grow.