Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Five Minute Friday (2 days early): Happy Thanksgiving!

I just read a post on the importance of thanking God for the hard things, which really speaks to my heart this Thanksgiving Eve.  Thanking God for your adoring husband, beautiful and thriving children, nice house, rewarding job, etc, is kind of easy.  Thanking God for the trials of raising a special needs child (SO wierd to think of it this way), the challenges of marriage, the heartache of moving, house-hunting woes, and financial stress, is a lot harder.  I'm not saying life is horrible, it's actually wonderful, and I'm thanking God for making "all things new."  He has a way of turning it all out for good, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."--Romans 8:28.  But remembering to thank God FOR the hard things instead of just praying for Him to rescue me from them, is a new way to think about it, and as I enter into Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, I will be singing praises to the One who will always work it out.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my how God knows how to put us together! I don't have a special needs child but I do find myself preparing for a move and trusting God even in the unknown, the difficult. May he be with us both as we express eucharisteo!