BY HIS PROVISION, WE ARE ALIVE. BY HIS LOVE WE DO MORE THAN JUST SURVIVE—J.E.C.
Preached at the San Diego Rescue Mission on Wednesday morning, November 22, 2017.
Sometimes we don’t feel like being thankful. Sometimes life is so chaotic, so full of junk, so broken, that it seems there is nothing to be thankful for. Without God, life is meaningless. It will feel hopeless. God has given us hope in Christ. When we believe in Jesus, we become thankful. Thankfulness is ultimately our response to God.
I spent a lot of years not being thankful. I was angry. I was frustrated. I was depressed. I was not thankful. I spent much of my teenage years and early 20s feeling depressed. I was an artist, but everything I painted looked dark and dreary. So, I stopped doing art, because I got tired of looking at my depression. I then picked up the guitar, and started playing rock music. I was this Bronx kid that liked…
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