1 Thessalonians 5:18
This verse says to give thanks in all things, not for all things. God expects no one to be thankful for sickness, tragedies or losses that befall us in this life. But he does expect us to trust him in the midst of such circumstances. In these difficult times, we can thank God that he will cause all things to work together for good in our life (Romans 8:28). While we grieve for these events and the losses incurred, we can give thanks even while in their midst. Giving thanks when things are good requires enthusiasm, but giving thanks in hard times requires faith. If you are in the midst of difficulties, begin each day with a prayer of thanks.