Author Nancy Leigh DeMoss writes, “It’s not hard to thank God after He answers our prayers and we’ve seen the desired outcome. The test of faith and surrender to the will of God is the ability to express thanks before we know how He will respond.”
From The Attitude to Gratitude by DeMoss,
A grateful person is humble, while ingratitude reveals pride.
A grateful heart is a full heart, while an unthankful heart is an empty one.
A grateful heart will be revealed and expressed by thankful words, while an ungrateful heart will manifest itself in murmuring and complaining.
A grateful person is easily contented, while an ungrateful person is subject to bitterness and discontent.
A grateful person is a loving person who seeks to gratify and bless others, while an ungrateful person is bent on gratifying himself.