Under the circumstances

Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. I Thess. 5:17-18

The “this is God’s will” refers to “be thankful” not the “circumstances.” Circumstances can be influenced by any combination of human error, social or  environmental conditions, and the evil that abides in this world so it’s counterproductive to get hung up on why a circumstance occurred. Prayer and thanksgiving is a way of expressing trust in God and submitting ourselves to His service as He acts on the circumstance.

Lord, thank You for Your elegant solutions and loving hand in all my circumstances.