The Doorpost: Always God's will for us—no exceptions

By Ray King  ·  Sep 23, 2021

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice. Pray. Give thanks. In all circumstances.

Let these words sink in. When things around us seem threatening and out of our control, what is God’s will for us? Rejoice. Pray. Give thanks. 

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” Nothing “will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35,39).

“… let us be grateful for receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship with reverence and awe …” (Hebrews 12:28).

Throughout the Bible and right up to the present time, God’s people have faced difficulty, hardship, persecution, and death. What is God’s will for us?

Rejoice. Pray. Give thanks. In all circumstances.