Reasons to be Thankful Devotional
A 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being noted that individuals who are grateful sleep better. A 2012 study published in Personality and Individual Difference Medical Journal noted that individuals who are thankful experience fewer aches and pains and report feeling healthier than others. Dr. Robert Emmonds, a leading researcher on gratitude, has conducted multiple studies and verified the link between gratitude and well-being.
There are physiological, psychological, spiritual, and relational benefits to being thankful. Being able to see these benefits is not difficult— being able to be grateful in a world wrought with many challenges can be difficult. The teaching video below is designed to provide encouragement, hope, and practical help (particularly for the weary). God is good and does want His children to have joy in their hearts (John 10:10). I believe that God will help His children do what He calls them to do, and will help His children experience all He desires them to experience—not the least of which is hope and joy.
In the live worship-hour video recording of a Thanksgiving service (noted below), I share thoughts on how to have a positive attitude and grateful heart. I pray the teaching will be a blessing to you.
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