We cannot give thanks FOR all circumstances but we can IN all circumstances. God has a purpose in every storm, shipwreck, tragedy, disease, or whatever that comes upon His children. Giving thanks to God is meant for our good; it enriches our life.
Paul was a man who suffered a great deal of pain and yet wrote, "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." (I Thess 5: 16-18).
For Paul to give us such an advice is amazing.
• It shows that a Christian can give