Can I be thankful? When God does not answer prayers as I have hoped, and circumstances have left me broken and vulnerable, do I see the hand of God’s wisdom? When the people I love are hurting and going through unimaginable trials, can I still cry out to a God who says He loves me, and believe Him? Where can I find a thankful heart?
I always thought as I aged that somehow I would know all the answers to life. However the more I matured I realized I have more questions than answers. Surely I have learned something along the way, or have I forgotten?
The awareness of having a personal relationship with God has given me a great peace in my life. Through the highs and lows, disappointments and joys, sickness and deaths, I have found God a trustworthy and loyal friend. Holding me up, calming my heart, and giving me confidence to keep moving forward, even when I felt numb.
Some days I must confess that I would rather sit in a closet with a large bag on my head. But in those times He gently reminds me that He is the same today as He was yesterday. The same God, who calmed the storms on the Sea of Galilee and healed the sick so many years ago, lives today. He would die on a cross and then rise again to life a living God. He is the same God I rely on today who calms the storms of my life and gives me peace. He is everything I need.
Because I know the creator of life personally and trust Him, I can choose to be thankful even when I do not feel like it. I have a God who holds my life and my loved ones in His hands. I think He is better at handling the details of my life, don’t you agree?
When I look back on the life that I have been given, my family, friends and ministry, how can I not be thankful? I am blessed with God’s incredible protection, love, and forgiveness. Today, I choose you Lord, and I choose to be thankful because of who you are, not my circumstances. I love you Lord.©
- Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
What could God do for you?
If God could hang the stars on high, Can paint the clouds that drift by; Can send the sun across the sky. What could He do for you.
What are you Thankful for, can you give me two things your Thankful for today? I would love to hear from you. Have a great week!