If you can’t be thankful for what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
"Give tongues of fire and hearts of love To preach the reconciling word; Give pow'r and unction from above, Whene'er the joyful sound is heard." James Montgomery, 1823
"Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive." C. S. Lewis
"Faith is believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse." Philip Yancey
“Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of God.” Oswald Sanders
"Life is not something to be frittered away, not something to be smirked about, not something to be danced out, but something to be weighed in the scales of eternity." De Witt Talmage
Jesus saw something the disciples didn’t see. Were they blind? No but they didn’t see what he saw. Even so we may live our whole lives bombarded by the call of God … and see nothing … and feel nothing. The world is full of people who are not like us. The first step is see them!
"Souls in danger look above, Jesus completely saves, He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves." James Rowe
"We can always be thankful that a thing is not worse. If it were worse, it would be no more than our sins make us deserve." John Broadus
"People aren't looking for a friendly church. People are looking for a friend." Todd and Erin Stevens
"The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved." Matthew Henry
"It is a serious and solemn truth. If a man is true to God, he gains everything. If he is untrue to God, he loses everything. In time and eternity, nothing matters save loyalty to God." William Barclay
"The least little Christian cleansed by the blood of Christ is as thoroughly saved and will as certainly get to heaven as the greatest Christian on the face of the earth." George W. Truett
"Love doesn't keep score of the sins of others." 1 Corinthians 13:5 in The Message
We do not forgive in order to be forgiven. We forgive because we have been forgiven.
Only God can make you better. Think about that for a moment. Exercise improves your body, therapy make help your soul, friends may lift your spirit, good fortune may improve your circumstances, but only God can make you better.