When we feel full of joy, where can that take us?

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Developing gratitude can release and transform us

Philippians 4:6-7

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.

Take time out

Take five minutes to listen to this immersive Bible meditation, where Jesus heals people suffering from leprosy.

We may not feel it, but even in the darkest places imaginable, God is with us.

A reflection on gratitude

When good things happen to us, we feel happy, joyful even. But these feelings do not last.

We can intentionally build our 'gratitude' muscles, developing habits of 'giving back' thanks to God. Rather than peaks of happiness when good things happen to us, and troughs when they don't, we can learn to see all of life as gift.

God is always with us. Our prayers are always answered, even when things can seem to be going badly.

To Christians, gratitude is a deepening sense of outflowing love. A love that breaks free of our own worries and concerns. Outflowing love towards God and others.