It isn’t always as easy to be grateful when things aren’t going well in our lives. But our gratitude is never just for our present circumstances. Gratitude encompasses our futures too. Gratitude is an expression of the hope that God is who he says he is and will do what he has promised to do. Gratitude, then, is an act of faith.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
(Colossians 3:17 NIV)