I’m here at home a couple of days before Thanksgiving contemplating everything I have to be thankful for. Being thankful isn’t just about the holiday. In the Bible it tells us we should give thanks always, in ALL circumstances. Easy right? With the uncertainty in my life, I keep getting dragged down into thinking I should be sulking and crying. There’s a lot going on, see my previous post. Yet when I pray, my spirits are lifted up and all of my worries and struggles go to God. Then, and only then can I enter into true thanksgiving.
I don’t know if I will see my children on Thanksgiving, but I am thankful I have three beautiful children who love me for me and think the world of me. They don’t see my flaws, my mistakes, or my failures. All they see is Mom. And I know I have their unconditional love forever. I am beyond thankful for them.
I don’t know if I’ll still have a marriage in a few months, but I am forever thankful for the almost ten years I had with my husband, my one true love. I will treasure the times we spent together and the memories we made over the past decade. He will forever have my heart. And I am thankful that he was in my life and that influenced me in such a positive way, more than he will ever know.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34
I don’t know where I’ll be living in a few months or where my kids will be attending school, but I am thankful that right now God has allowed flexibility in my life so that I can move if need be. I am thankful that my kids are smart and will flourish at whatever school they attend.
I don’t know how to cook or be the healthiest mom, but I am thankful my family has food and they have never gone hungry a day in their lives.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart, since as members of one body you were called to peace and to be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
I don’t have a super slim body that would ever look good in a bikini, but I am thankful I have a healthy body that is free of sickness right now.
I don’t know a lot of things. I am uncertain about so much in my life. Yet I am thankful. Thankful that I have a God who loves me and who knows the exact number of strands of hair on my head. He loves me enough to know every little thing about me. He loves me.
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” Psalm 100:4
We can get through hard times because of the grace of our God. He cares for us more than we can fathom. He loves us and accepts us. I am forever thankful for my GOD. My Yaweah. My Strength. My Fortress.
Whatever you’re going through, give it to God and watch Him work miracles. Faith can move mountains. If you feel down right now, the trick is to find what you have to be thankful for. Your attitude will change along with your outlook on life..