Thursday Thankfulness

  • my financial struggles – because they make me depend on and trust You, while keeping my focus on the right things.
  • my weary, tired, sleep deprived body that reminds me to wait on You to gain new strength
  • my lack of time to get everything done today on my “to do” list that forces me to constantly be looking to see if my priorities are in order
  • my frustrations with others bad/negative attitudes, complaining, unsupportive comments that are a reminder of my own imperfections and Your grace that abounds to me despite them
  • my continual battle with bad habits, sins and control issues as they keep me humble
  • not letting things always go “my way” because Your ways are better than my ways
  • this often times messy, disappointing,  depressing, conflicted, hostile, unforgiving, suffering world we live in because it makes me long for my real home with You!

What struggles, hardships, conflicts, imperfections or problems are you thankful for, in or through today?

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”       1 Thessalonians 5:16

“always giving thanks for all things”  Ephesians 5:20


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3 responses to “Thursday Thankfulness

  1. You challenged me with this one. I passed it on to a friend. These are not usually the things I thank God for. I need to make a change.

  2. Dear Beth,

    “Wishing you and your lovely family a Happy Thanksgiving!” May the Lord continue to richly bless you like he has already. “I love your Thankful list.”

    Come by and read my Post, I too have so much to be “Thank full for as well!”

    God bless YOU!!
    xo Jeannene

  3. Rebecca

    I am thankful for my six miscarriages. I know that sounds strange, but as a teenager in the early 80’s, the fact that “superwoman” would have a job outside the home was pretty much a given…we were expected to “do it all”. Throughout the time I was miscarrying, my friends were having babies and working like dogs all through their kids’ toddlerhood. I didn’t have a successful pregnancy until I had been able to hear many friends lament not taking the time off to stay home, and how the time when they were little passed all-too-soon. By the time I finally had a baby at 32, I knew for certain that working full time out of the home wasn’t for me, and I cut my hours and lifestyle in a major way so I could be home more when she was little. Another unexpected surprise at age 37 keeps me working only part time and I love that I can be home so much with my little ones. So, for those miscarriages that gave me time to know my own heart on this issue and time to have the courage to do what was right for our family, I am truly thankful.

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