O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.Psalm 107:1
I have a thankful heart tonight. Although our Florida family wasn’t able to be with us for Thanksgiving this year, Shay was able to come home from college for a few days. It was wonderful to have three of my four children present as we gathered around the table.
Now the dishes have been washed, and the leftovers have been put away. The sound of laughter is coming from the living room, and I am content to listen to the laughter and be thankful for it.
There are so many people for which I am thankful: a husband who loves me, four healthy children, healthy parents, a job teaching teenagers, a church family to serve and worship with, and many friends who pray for me. I have too many blessings to list!
Above all else, I am thankful for my Saviour. The peace that comes from knowing that I have personal relationship with the Creator of the universe is indescribable. The fact that Jesus Christ gave His life for mine gives me worth.
Over the last several months, I have felt Christ’s presence in my life more than I have ever felt it before. There have been long, difficult days and sleepless nights that were even longer. I wanted answers to my questions, but the answers did not always come and when they did, they were not easy to accept.
My faith has been put to the test, yet I can still say that I am thankful. I am thankful that Jesus carries me in His hand and that He will never let go of me.
The assurance of God’s love, mercy, and grace gives me great peace. No matter what the future holds, I will choose to have a thankful heart.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.1 Thessalonians 5:18