Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Philippians 1:3(NLT)
Paul was thinking of a wonderful group of people at Philippi when he wrote those words.
I wonder what he thought when he wrote:
And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20(NLT)
We have all dealt with our share of “difficult people”.
In honor of having written about 500 of these daily devotionals, I’m going to let someone else say what I would say about this topic…only much better than I could.
The following article was posted on Western North Carolina Blog 2.0:
by René Wilt
It was just a few months into my first full-time ministry appointment when my daughter called from a bookstore in her college town. “Mom, I found a book for you. It’s entitled, , and get this - it’s on display right in the middle of the Religious section.”
I smiled to myself at how my family had so quickly learned what it was like to view the underbelly of a church. People can be difficult.
As I reflect over my years in ministry, I have actually learned to be thankful for difficult people. Not a warm-and-fuzzy kind of thankfulness, but rather a humbling sense of gratitude that often tasted bitter going down.