When life is tough, it's hard to imagine what we have to be thankful for. As I hit those rough spots, it helps me to read what people in the Bible were thankful for. It's often very different from what I think should make me burst into praise.
In my book Redbud Corner, Ah Ni must learn to stand for her faith even when pressure and persection threaten. She, as the disciples of old, discovers that God is faithful to sustain and strengthen her. Peter's encouragement would surely have lifted her heart: