There is a legend of a man who found the barn where Satan kept his seeds ready to be sown in the human heart. The man noticed that the seeds of discouragement were more numerous than other seeds. He asked Satan why this was so, and the devil replied, “I can get the seeds of discouragement to grow almost anywhere.”
“Is there any place where seeds of discouragement will not grow?” the man asked.
Reluctantly, Satan responded, “They will not grow in the heart of a grateful person.”
Thankfulness leaves no room for discouragement.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.