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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Saturday, May 23, 2020

7 Ways to Remain Thankful during a Pandemic

by Barbara Latta

7 ways to be thankful during a pandemic
If you are like me you are tired of hearing about COVID-19. Tired of hearing about it, reading about it and seeing COVID-19 written on doors of businesses and restaurants.

But despite my virus weariness, it is still a reality of life. Our lives have changed and there is a tendency (including me) for us to complain about the difference this has made in our everyday routine.

I didn’t want to write a blogpost about something I am weary of discussing,  but I felt this need to be thankful was put on my heart in spite of the germ that is creating chaos across the world.

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (I Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV). Notice this does not say to be thankful FOR all things. God did not cause or allow this virus. These things happen because we live in a fallen world.  But He wants us to be thankful IN all things because He wants us to remember Him no matter what circumstance we find ourselves in. He always has an answer.

Here are 7 ways to remain thankful during a pandemic:
  1. Thankful that God is the healer. My son, give attention to my words…For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh (Proverbs 4:20, 22).
  2. Thankful for the ability to have online church services and school assignments.
  3. Thankful the epidemic is on the downturn in multiple locations.
  4. Thankful for high tech and efficient researchers and medical personnel and equipment available to combat the disease.
  5. Thankful we were still able to obtain necessary food and supplies despite the shortages of some items. I haven’t heard of anyone starving through this.
  6. Thankful we could still see our family and friends through video or in person.
  7. Thankful some businesses are opening up again.

Finding ways to be thankful diverts our attention from the problem to the God who is mightier than all issues we face.

What are some other ways you have found to be thankful during this pandemic? Share your thoughts.


  1. Well said Ms. Barbara. Being thankful, in all things, is something I'm still trying to learn to do. It does cause us to see a different perspective in all situations doesn't it ma'am.

    1. I am still learning to do that too, J.D., but yes, it does put things in the right perspective when we do give thanks. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Blessings!

  2. It’s so important to find things to be thankful for. I’m thankful that we can connect online and that there are so many people who are rising above circumstances.

    1. Yes, Josie, I'm glad too that so many are overcoming this virus. Our technology can get in the way sometimes, but in this case we are thankful we have ways to communicate. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!