You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.
This is true for most of us.
We typically complain about the bad things and take the good things for granted.
The Bible tells us to rejoice in all circumstances, even bad ones because we know God will work them for good if we love Him (1 Thess. 5:18; Romans 8:28).
But we often don’t even rejoice in the good things.
Do you have a faithful spouse?
Freedom of worship?
Enough to eat?
A place to sleep?
Electricity, heat, air conditioning?
Hot and cold running water?
You may not have all of these, but think how much you'd miss the ones you have if they were gone.
When was the last time you thanked God for any of them?
Let’s rejoice in our daily tasks, praying with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:4; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 3:17).