This was what I needed to be reminded of today as my thoughts slowly began to drift towards the depressive expanse of uncertainty. I made a phone call to my dad and after he allowed me to spill out what was bound up in my heart, listening with an attentive ear, he gently reminded me to rekindle the practice of being thankful. He said difficult things just happen and there is nothing we can do to stop them, but what we can do is practice the discipline of being thankful.
So after our encouraging conversation, I dusted off my prayer journal (figuratively speaking) and began listing the top 10 things I was thankful for. By the time I reached number 10 I realized I had a bunch more I could list. My eyes were finally looking up and out from under my frustrations and anxieties which made me discover there was an abundance of hope, peace, and joy surrounding me. So much to be thankful for.
Now as I wait patiently I can rest in the faithfulness and loving kindness of the Lord.
Are you being thankful today? I want to encourage you to start writing down all of the things in your life that you can be thankful for. Let’s develop our thankful muscles together!