There are sometimes that it is just harder to be thankful than others.
At least for me, I don’t know about you.
Today is definitely one of those days.
Oh, I know I have lots to be thankful for. But an aching heart and fear can be so blinding.
What is in front of us can be so overwhelming that it is hard to look past it.
Brokenness can be good when you come to God and let Him speak to you and teach you in it.
But, the enemy doesn’t want you to do that. He wants to keep your focus on what is in front of you. He wants to keep you isolated and stuck.
We are not meant to walk this life alone. We have our loving Father who walks with us. We also have the gift of the church, of each other.
Two are better than one… If either of them falls down, one can help the other up (Ecclesiastes 4:9a,10a).
Even Moses had help.
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other (Exodus 17:12).
If Moses had help (a great man of faith) who am I to think that I can do this life alone?
So, today though it can seem hard to be thankful. I am thankful for those that God has in my life who are a shoulder to cry on, whom I can come to and say “I’m scared”, and most of all that I know she prays for me.
I am thankful for those who lift of my hands in the battle when I grow tired.
Let me be a voice that speaks encouragement to you today.
When life knocks you down remember you are not defeated on your knees is the best place to pray.
Then lift your eyes.
I have a friend who often tells me
“He is walking with you”
I need to be reminded of this. Not because I forgot but because sometimes I am blinded by what’s in front of me and I need to remember to shift my focus and look up.
I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, Philemon 1:4
One of God’s greatest blessings is a friend who prays for you.
Father, thank you for these friends, sisters, that you have in my life. She is a blessing in my life as she walks with me in this life. She is listening ear, an encouraging voice, and takes the time to pray for me. Thank you that I am not alone in this life. You are always with me. I have friends to celebrate with on the good days and sisters to pray with on the hard days. I pray that I am this kind of friend too. Thank you for being my Good Shepherd and taking care of me.