“We have little power to choose what happens, but we have complete power over how we respond.” — Arianna Huffington, American author and co-founder of The Huffington Post (born 1950).

We are either victims of our circumstances or victors over our circumstances. 

What happens, well, it happens; we have no control. But how we respond is completely within our control.

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Maybe we should try this when we encounter difficult circumstances in the future? Be joyful, keep praying, and be thankful. I wonder what difference that would make! Why not try it, and let us know how you get on?

Coming soon – #ThursdayThought booklet, with a collection of quotes.