Thank you, Lord
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell all of your wonderful deeds.”
Sometimes we have really hard days. Recently, both of my children had the stomach bug and I had to wash my couch multiple times. As I was sitting in my kitchen, wallowing in self-pity and folding laundry, I look up to see the verse I have on the felt board in my kitchen, “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell all of your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1. It was as if the Lord was in my kitchen and said, “Hey Emily, look at this”.
So, as I sat here, folding laundry, I began to pray. Thank you for the hard-working husband who built the table that I’m folding laundry on, thank you for the screaming child who I get to call mine, thank you for the opportunity to do things that I love during the day, and thank you for the ability to buy and have ALL the cleaners this week!
It is so hard to find items with which to be thankful in times of anger or annoyance—especially if we feel as if no one sees us in the mundane. However, if we can raise our hanging heads and look up, there He is. Jesus. Everyday. Every hour. Every second of the hard, mundane, and stomach viruses. He’s there, and he sees us—will we look to Him today?
My challenge for us all is to give thanks with our whole hearts for the good in your life when the tears and frustrations begin to roll. And know, that good, is not of anything we have done right or wrong, but that good—is of Jesus. He loves me and he loves you.
Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for seeing me in my darkest times and being there each and every day. Thank You for the hard days because they remind me just how much I need You in my life. And finally, thank You for Your Son Jesus. Amen.