I hope today, in between food and football and family, you will pause to focus on all for which you are thankful.
And I’m not just talking the obvious like a roof over your head and food on your table and good health.
Think deep. Think emotional. Think specific.
I am grateful to God for giving me strength to endure the many challenges I’ve faced this year. Often I’ve wondered if/how/when I will make it to the other side. I’m sure you’ve all been there in some way at some time in your life.
What carries you through those tough times? Those are the things for which I am especially grateful this year: The love and support of my husband; the love of my children and son-in-law; the care and encouragement of friends; my heavenly Father; the comfort and hope of Scripture; prayer…
Twin Cities Christian radio station KTIS also makes my “I am truly thankful for” list. Songs like “You’re Not Alone” by Marie Miller and “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman, on the station’s playlist, have uplifted me many a day:
The sun comes up
It’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
When the evening comes
–Lyrics from “10,000 Reasons”
My faith in God sustains me. Those are not simply trite words written without a belief that runs deep and wide through my soul.
I am also thankful this year for the recovery of my 82-year-old mom who suffered severe injuries in a fall that landed her in a trauma unit several months ago.
What are you giving heartfelt thanks for this Thanksgiving?
Have a blessed and wonderful day contemplating that for which you are grateful, in the company of those you love.
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