Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Day 23 - Thankful Just Because...

Life can really take a toll on you. So much to do. So many people to "try" to see. It is not an easy journey. Life has its ups and downs, but we must still carry on. We lose love ones. We lose people we thought were friends. We lose jobs. We lose money. We sometimes loose faith. Things happen. But, you still have to keep pressing on. The Bible tells us to count it all joy (James 1: 2-4) but our faith will be tested. This year alone, my faith has been tested in so many ways. My health is not the best. My finances are not the best. But, I'm thankful because it could be worse.

There were many days that were dark on the inside but sunny on the outside. There were days where I cried and cried and asked God why. Some days I just didn't want to move out of my bed. Some days it hurt to move out of my bed because of health reasons. But God is still good and I'm thankful to be able to go forward. Some days, I just sit and things come across my mind where I say Lord thank You because it could have been the other way. Some days, I don't leave out the house on time and I used to question that. But in my routes, I have seen car accidents or police and my delaying was to benefit me. That's when I start to think about the seen and unseen dangers HE is keeping me from.

It doesn't have to be anything big or fancy for me to be thankful. I'm just thankful because He has brought me through so much and it's not to make me weak or sorrowful, but to make me stronger, wiser, and better. There are many others out there in worse situations than us all and we complain about them. But have you ever thought about how much effort you put into complaining and not enough into just being thankful? I'm not trying to be like anyone else nor am I trying to kill myself to get the things they have. I'm just plain ole' thankful for life in itself. Nothing fancy. Nothing extravagant.  Sometimes you just have to stop in the midst of your busy life and thank God just because of what He has done, is doing, and what He is going to do. 

Today, I am just truly thankful for all! 


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