Giving Thanks for Everything | October 2019
The following is an excerpt from John MacArthur’s Q&A, “How to Give Thanks in Everything.”
A common question confronting every Christian is, how is it possible to give thanks for everything when everything includes things like personal tragedy?
“There's a great verse to answer that simple question, and it's Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good.
All things work together for good to those who are the called. God has called a people to Himself—for them in their case—by His power, by His providence, He makes all things work together for their good. That's why we can be thankful in everything. It is possible to give thanks for absolutely everything because, whether it's good or bad, or I suppose neutral or indifferent, God takes all of those things and moves them in the direction of our good and for His glory.
That is the most encouraging statement that can be made to a believer—that no matter what happens in your life, what successes and failures, what triumphs and losses, what good things and bad things may come and go, God works them all to your good and His glory. Consequently, not because of the thing itself, but because of what God does with it, in everything we give Him thanks.”
Grace to You Ministries
November is the time to be thankful, the time to remember and time to embrace those who enrich our lives. I’m thankful for a lot of things, but I’m most thankful for you and everyone that has partnered with us financially and those who continue to pray for our Audio Bibles for the Blind ministry.
And we hope that you will consider continuing your support to Aurora Ministries as we continue to receive more requests for free Audio Bibles than we currently have funding to provide. As fast as we replenish our Audio Bible inventory, we run completely out again.
It's a huge blessing to be given the opportunity to share God's Word with so many blind and visually-impaired users, but we need your help. Can we count on you to help with the increased demand for the blind to hear the Word of God?
Maybe you can share with friends, family, or even your church and tell them about what Aurora Ministries and our Audio Bibles for the Blind ministry is doing to make the Bible available to people that have lost the ability to read and have no access to the Bible — the blind, visually impaired, low vision, and special needs.
Thank you so much for caring enough to share His Word with those who need to hear it!
- Allen Decker