Give thanks in everything, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Notice how this verse says that we should give thanks “in everything” but not “for everything.” It’s important to note the difference, because not everything that is brought into our lives comes from God. Satan can also bring stuff into your life, such as pain and suffering, and all kinds of worldly distractions to lead you away from God. Should you be thankful for these things? No. For they are not from God. Therefore, we give thanks to God for that which is good, not for evil.
Are you experiencing hardship? One of the best ways to counter that, is by giving thanks to God, not for the pain and suffering; rather, thank Him for who He is and how He has faithfully led you in the past. Your thanksgiving to God in the midst of trouble is evidence of your trust in God. For in giving Him thanks, you are acknowledging that He will change your circumstances for the better in due time, as God gives good things to His children.
Continue to trust in God, giving thanks to Him in everything; and a time of refreshing will come.