Thank ( God ) in everything ( no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks), for this is the will of God for you( who are) in Christ Jesus ( the revealer and mediator of that will). 1Thessalonians 5:18
The bible encourages us to always be thankful. That's easy when God answers prayers and deliver us from problems, but it isn't always easy when things go wrong. So how can we remain thankful in the midst of suffering?
We can remember other times when God has delivered us from problems and trust him to do the same thing again. We can also rejoice over things that are not wrong in our lives. We are all very blessed and it is easy to be thankful when we remember our blessings.
We can be thankful to God in obedience to him. We don't have to wait to feel thankful in order to give thanks. Do it by faith and you will not only see God's deliverance, but you will be happier while you wait.
I give thanks to God at all times.