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From the translator’s journal ~Today’s words of Jesus~

I would like to share today’s words of Jesus by Sarah Young:

November 24

THANKFULNESS takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings),and I give you joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience ― at times, blind obedience. To people who don’t know Me intimately, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank Me for heartrending hardships. Nonetheless, those who obey Me in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties may remain.
Thankfulness opens your heart to My Presence and your mind to My thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a light has been switched on, enabling you to see from My perspective. It is this Light of My Presence that removes the sting from adversity.

   Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the
   name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ― Ephesians 5:20

   Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love
   endures forever. ー Psalm 118:1

   Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk
   in the light of your presence, O Lord. ー Psalm 89:15

(From Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling”)