Tuesday's Thought

Grasping Mercy When I Fail at Thankfulness

That moment when you sit back and realize, you’re living the life you’ve always wanted to live.

Sometimes it comes when you’re single and life seems like it’s taken you off course. Then, all of a sudden, you have an opportunity you wouldn’t have had if you were married. You realize you’ve had more time with family, and most importantly, more time to focus on God. Contentment strikes.

Maybe you’re married. You have that moment when your husband turns off the T.V. You sit back and are in awe of his godly leadership. Perhaps, it happens with a simple chore checked off your list by your spouse, or a “follow your dreams, you’ve always wanted to do this” statement. Thankfulness finds a seed in your heart.

It may be you have kids, and the days are busy. You’re tired, but one little hug, one prayer before bed, one look at your little one, and the admiration you see in his eyes, changes you. You feel immensely blessed.

Maybe your kids are far from home, but God is working in their lives. Maybe a co-worker or friend has invited them to church. Perhaps, they still seek out your advice. You feel joy.

Phillipians 4:12-13


I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

I want to live my life thankful for God’s sovereignty and mercy. I don’t want to forget the blessings He’s placed in my life. Grasping at this knowledge daily, I will choose to live differently.


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