Everybody knows that COVID-19 affected the world in a way that this generation has never seen before
Everybody knows that COVID-19 affected the world in a way that this generation has never seen before. People lost jobs and livelihoods. Businesses were closed. People were barred even from going out of their homes. Churches were prevented from gathering, and if ever they were allowed to gather, they were forced to limit the number of attendees. Some churches were even told to stop singing.
That said, the Bible still tells God's people to be thankful in all circumstances. It also gives several examples on how and why people should be thankful. Here's a quick look at some situations and reasons why people should be thankful:
Thanksgiving in spite of loss
If there's one person in the Bible who knows how it feels to lose the ones he loved and that which he cherished, it's got to be Job. The Bible described Job as "blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil" (Job 1:1).
A few verses later, the Bible says he lost all of his property, his servants, and worse, his children. Then, he suffered from painful boils. His wife, the only person who could encourage him, then told him, "Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!" (Job 2:9). His friends came to encourage him, but ended up blaming him for the evil that happened to him, without seeing it was Satan who did it