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Giving thanks in a wheelchair

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But many decades in a wheelchair have taught me to not segregate my Savior from the suffering He allows, as though a broken neck–or in your case, a broken ankle, heart, or home–merely “happens” and then God shows up after the fact to wrestle something good out of it. No, the God of the Bible is bigger than that. Much bigger. And so is the capacity of your soul. Maybe this wheelchair felt like a horrible tragedy in the beginning, but I give God thanks in my wheelchair … I’m grateful for my quadriplegia. It’s a bruising of a blessing. A gift wrapped in black. It’s the shadowy companion that walks with me daily, pulling and pushing me into the arms of my Savior. And that’s where the joy is.

Joni Tada Eareckson

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Still come up thankful

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the capacity to respond to adversity with faith and gratitude is not limited to spiritual “superheroes” and biblical characters. For every Joni Eareckson Tada or Corrie ten Boom, there are countless others whose names and stories few have ever heard, who endure the worst that life has to offer and still come up thankful. Not unscarred, not unmoved, not functioning out of reality like robots, but still spotting reasons for hope and promise. They seem to know that the only thing more debilitating than what they’re going through would be going through it ungratefully.

Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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From the book "Choosing Gratitude"

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Silent gratitude

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Gratitude is not the quiet game. It begs to be expressed, both to God and to others. “Silent gratitude,” Gladys Berthe Stern said, “isn’t much use to anyone.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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Whine or worship

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The importance of this matter of gratitude can hardly be overstated. I’ve come to believe that few things are more becoming in a child of God than a grateful spirit. By the same token, there is probably nothing that makes a person more unattractive than the absence of a grateful spirit. I have learned that in every circumstance that comes my way, I can choose to respond in one of two ways: I can whine –or–I can worship!

Nancy Demoss

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Gratefulness or Bitterness

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If you think what you have is greater than what you deserve that’s where thankfulness comes from. If you think what you deserve is greater than what you gave, that’s where bitterness comes from.

Andrew Wilson

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Thankfulness

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Thankfulness carries an attitude of humility. Thanksgiving is the only proper way to receive what God has given us because it honors our relationship with Him by expressing trust in His goodness, even if we don’t yet understand what we’ve received.

Bill Johnson

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