When everything seem well, giving thanks its quite easy but when things are upside down, how easy does thanksgiving come to you. 2017 is gone but there are a lot of things you wished came to pass last year before thr curtain closes. It is not convenient, yes but God’s admonition is to give thanks in everything.
Your act of thanksgiving is an indication of your unreserved faith in God that you are still in control despite difficult circumstances. Stop focusing on things that seem not to be working so that thanks will not cease from your lips. This gives heaven the opportunity to do what they are good at doing- turning situations to favour you.
NB: Don’t look at what is not going well in your life, instead appreciate what yiy have for heavens to bless you more than your expect.