Being Thankful During Hard Times
There are a lot of things to be grateful for in life, but sometimes it’s hard to be glad if you are struggling.
Right now I’m going through a lot of change in my life–both good and difficult. That’s life. There’s change and loss. I’m just being real.
I want you to know that it’s possible to be a thankful Christian even when life gets tough.
Emotions aren’t singular; at times it can seem like they overwhelm us. We can be a whole rainbow of emotions on any given day, and that’s okay. That’s also good news for those of us who may be sad or stressed this year, but still want to take part in Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday, it’s a lifestyle–through the good times and the bad.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6 NKJV).
We can talk to God about anything and everything. Through our deepest hurts and fears we can still be thankful because God hears us and He cares for us.
So what am I thankful for?
My Family. We are not perfect, and we have experienced loss, but I still love them. Lord help me to never take them for granted.
My Friends and Church. A community of imperfect people who always have your back is more than amazing.
My Health. Although my body is complicated and I do struggle, I know it can be so much worse. The doctors tell me I’m lucky. I know I’m blessed with purpose.
The Youth Group I Serve. We will always be a family–through the good, the bad, and the hilarious.
My Blog and the Blogging Community. There have been times of writer’s block and discouragement, but lovely reader you give me so much support and love. Thank you for being a part of my journey.
My Faithful Jesus. You are the God who lifts me up when I fall. You give me strength when I am weak. I am so thankful to be Your daughter.
Thank you for reading this! I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving (with lots of good food!).
What are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
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I am thankful for my family,friends,the country I live in and my religion.
Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to You and Yours.
What a great list Marilyn! Happy Thanksgiving!
Yes, difficult change has come and will hang for a long time, but good reminder that Jesus is less worried about our comfort than our character and trust in him.
Yes girl! Love will always keep us together as God works His plans.