It is when we can give thanks to the LORD – no matter what our circumstances, that we truly realise what we have in Him.
We can grieve, be hurt or even angry and still be thankful towards God.
Giving thanks to God keeps our hearts in right relationship with Him and stops anyone from robbing us of the peace God wants us to experience.
The idea that we can be grieving or angry and still turn our focus (despite our emotions) to gratitude is a discipline, and a very important one. Thanks for the reminder.