Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thankful

The kitchen needs to be cleaned.

But I am thankful.

The living room is kind of a mess.

But I am thankful.

It's rainy and dreary outside. And cold.

But I am thankful.

I am thankful to be home with my family. I am thankful that today, we are all healthy. I am thankful that I can hear my girls playing in the next room. I am thankful my husband is home. I am thankful for the way God provides for us. I am thankful that we have salvation because of what Jesus Christ did for us. I am thankful that God sees fit to hear our prayers.

And tomorrow I will be thankful too. There are many problems in this life. Our creation is broken and our world does not run the way God first intended it too. But I will still be thankful.

I will be thankful because God is good. He is SO good that it overshadows all the bad.

Romans 8:18: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

It's hard to realize that sometimes. Sometimes the present sufferings seem just about as bad as anything can get. God's Word says the sufferings are not even worth comparing.....to the glory that is to come.

I don't think we can imagine how good things are going to be one day. That is why bad seems so bad right now. But God's Word says they aren't worth comparing.

I will choose to believe that. And be thankful.

7 comments:

I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)