Being Thankful is Impossible! (Or is it…?)

It’s that time of year when we talk about being thankful, after all Thanksgiving will soon be here.  I am not sure what you are grieving over. Perhaps, your loved one just died, you found out that you have a disease that is not curable, or you have a chronic illness that will not go away and you are experiencing physical pain every day. Maybe you are grieving because your best friend betrayed a secret and the pain is unbearable, or you moved to another state and you know no one. You may not have enough money to have a Thanksgiving gathering like you’ve always had, and no one understands how difficult it is for you to make this change.  Perhaps your loved ones are addicted to alcohol, drugs, or gambling and you realize that you cannot help them until they want to help themselves. Being thankful seems so impossible for you.

God did not intend for us to feel the weight of the burdens you are experiencing.  He wants to carry them for you. He does allow things to happen in our lives and we do not always like it, but He is always one or more steps ahead of the challenge you face and He will make a way for you to get through the impossible. Impossibilities are often opportunities for God to reveal himself to us.

It may be impossible for you to be thankful for the circumstances you are facing, and God knows that.  Perhaps you could be thankful for the air that you breathe and the ability to breathe it. The Bible says, “The God who made the world and everything in it….gives to all mankind life and breath and everything” (Acts. 17:24-25). The way to God is clear and in knowing that truth we can be thankful. Everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” (Acts. 10:34). Now that is another reason to be thankful.  I am praying for you.

 Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family from all of us at Spiritual Care Support Ministries.

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