People tend to ask, what are you grateful for? Since September 2020, I would respond that I am grateful for life. I’m grateful for the life I have and what God has been doing in my family. God has been with me through a lot of tough times and through it all, He never left me.
Now don’t get me wrong here. There were times I struggled with my faith, because I was focused on what I was seeing. I was getting caught up. My focus wasn’t on Jesus. I was focused on my circumstances. I was caught up in who was there and who wasn’t. I was distracted. But through it all, I always knew to go back to what God did for me and my baby. I had to remember that He saved him. I couldn’t count that encounter out.
So when things would get rough or when my overthinking would get in the way, I would remember to be grateful that God gave my son another day of life. I would see my baby laughing, smiling and playing and it would remind me to be grateful. That regardless of what I was experiencing at work or at home, I had a God who performed a miracle for me. Because He did that for me I had to start being more grateful. I had to really change my outlook in my circumstances. He did for me what others pray for. he allowed me to see what a miracle looks like.
So yes, I wake up with a grateful heart every day. I give God honor and thanks for all that He has done and what He is getting ready to do in our lives. I carry a humble heart because I know how it is to feel like the world has just gut punched you. I pour love and I encourage others because I know how it feels to have the wind knocked out of you. I say all of this to say, that yes life happens. It does not always look fair, but continue to remain with a heart of gratitude. Continue to be thankful for what you have and remain humble for the growing pains. God can work in you if you let Him.
Psalm 100:4 NIV
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
God is able to do so much more in our lives if we just let him in.