Happy week of Thanksgiving! I wanted to take extra time this week to be thankful. I know this is something that I need to do more. Gratitude is even proven to be effective in helping with health issues (there are many medical studies).
Today’s verse was chosen by a friend of mine when I asked for thankfulness verses. I know how easy it can be to complain when days are tough. I also know the struggle of putting negative things in their place. I am not going to lie about challenges – pretending they are no big deal. However, it is too easy to get stuck in negative thinking. There is nothing worse than someone who is constantly negative. Thankfulness can bring refreshing joy despite challenges.
I will continue to spend my life working through how to be honest about negative things and grateful at the same time.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for providing instruction on how to handle difficulties. Please forgive my complaining. Please give me wisdom to deal honestly with trials, but not be trapped in grumbling. Thank You for the many blessings You give.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.