Most Mondays I blog about thanks, along with other bloggers, over at A Holy Experience. Many of my blogs are happy thanks.
Eucharisteo….to be grateful.
Sometimes… I don’t feel grateful.
But, I don’t.
I’m working on it.
It is what Ann Voskamp, in her book One Thousand Gifts, says……is “hard eucharisteo”.
I’ve not had any terrible things happen to me lately. I am thankful for that. I know that life will throw me another curve ball someday—and I pray that I am ready for it.
God has always been faithful…and He will be again.
He is my anchor in all of life’s unpredictability.
I am thankful, grateful, in awe of, a God that is strong.
That is powerful. Whose grip on me is firm.
So, today I thank for the hard stuff…….
*I am thankful for doctors and their skills. Physicians that care for those I love… Even when it hurts.
*I am thankful for family members that love each other through good and bad, and they feel my love for them even when I can’t see them regularly.
*I’m so very grateful to be able to send love across the miles, when I can’t be there in person.
*I’m thankful for sticky floors that I have to clean, even when I didn’t make the mess.
*I’m thankful for a vehicle to get me from one place to another, even if it isn’t new.
*I’m thankful for times when I am weary, times when God’s strength and power, alone, are shown.
*I’m grateful that I don’t have to have all the answers, all the understanding of the “why?”.
*I’m glad for having the opportunity to make choices…even when I choose poorly.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you… Isaiah 43:2 NIV
I am thankful, that in darkness, even a small light can help people see.
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