Pastor Tom shared a study that showed how gratefulness affects positive change in the brain even weeks and months after a grateful activity such as writing thank you cards to others.
Now, while we may think that Paul couldn’t have known that since science had not yet shown these truths, we can say with full assurance that God, the Creator of our brains and lives knew all this. Therefore we read verses such as these:
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:17 (ESV)
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Psalm 105:1 (ESV)
“Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!”