Some weeks it can seem as if we are trudging through life, hit by the hard reality of circumstances beyond our control. Maybe it’s a medical diagnosis, maybe it’s loss, maybe it’s job related or family issues. It can be so hard not to carry these circumstances around with us, carry their heaviness in our souls.
As I searched the scriptures today, I read these words from Philippians,
Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. Philippians 4:6
So, on this thankful Thursday, we are not going to focus on our hard circumstances, but on the One to whom we pray.
Today I am so thankful for the power of prayer. (Mark 11:24)
I am thankful that God hears us. (1 John 5:15)
I am thankful that He already has the answers to every question we have. (Matt 6:8)
I am thankful that He has a plan even if I don’t know what it is. (Jeremiah 29:11)
I am thankful that He is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
I am thankful for a Savior who bears our burdens and that we can lay our heaviness at his feet. (Psalm 68:19)
What are you thankful for?