Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
… with thanksgiving.
Whatever our circumstances, whatever difficulties we face, whatever problems are weighing us down we all have so much to be thankful for. I know it might not always seem that way, life can be really tough! However, at the very least we have Christ. We have an eternal friend, a saviour, redeemer, counsellor, guide, Lord and Heavenly Father. With Christ we have more than enough. Christ can never be taken away from us: no earthly circumstance, no economic downturn, no person’s mistakes, no angry boss or illness can separate us from Him and all He longs to be for us. When we look to Christ with thanksgiving it helps put our circumstances in proportion. It lifts our eyes from the problem to the solution. It changes our focus from our ever changeable circumstances to our never changing Heavenly Father.