When you know Jesus, there is always something to be thankful for. Everything may not be going the way you would like. Life may not look the way you desire it to look, right now. Regardless, knowing Jesus helps you to find thanksgiving in your heart.
For example, you may be blessed with all of your strength, while someone else is on their sickbed. You may have friends or family to check in on you, but someone else is abandoned or feeling alone. While your home may be filled with joy and laughter, someone else is in their home shedding puddles of tears.
When you know Jesus, you do not take these things for granted. Knowing Jesus will cause you to pray for others and ask him to help you to help someone else. Jesus will help you to remember that, one day, you could be the one without.
You could be the one who is sick or left all alone. Perhaps, at one time you were. Then, Jesus put you back on your feet and on solid ground. Now, you are glad you know Jesus all the more!
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
When you know Jesus, you can say that each day is a blessed day. You can also acknowledge that it is His Father who is your provider and way maker. Despite the problems that may arise today, you will rest in the love of Christ. His love empowers you to declare that you are grateful for more than words can ever say. If you had to make a list of the things you are grateful for, knowing Jesus would always be number one!