I've been thinking lately about how hard life has gotten. I know, I know pity-party city. OK. Enough of that!
The Bible instructs us to give thanks in EVERYTHING. (1Thes 5:18) That means ALL things. Even when things are not going the way I think they should there is a reason to give thanks. I need to find the reason to give thanks even if it is just that I am still breathing.
Think about it. I am still breathing. If I weren't breathing, I wouldn't be alive. Most of us still want to be alive even if we are going through something terrible. So there is reason to be thankful.
As I heard preached recently, I need to focus on what is left in my possession NOT what I think I want or need. We won't even get into coveting!
Thank you Jesus for my health, my sanity;), my family, a roof over my head, a car to drive, food on my table, and friends like you.