Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


While looking for a picture to add to this post I was captured,arrested and amused by the toothy grins on these guys.They made me smile.Inside and out.So I chose them as I feel like they accurately represent what is in my heart today.Joy.Gratitude for God's many gifts in our life.Granted,there are many negative things we've faced and still face.It's not easy living on husband's disability check for instance but we have always seen God's provision in the midst of it.We have what we need to live life on this earth and that is reason for thanks.We live with chronic medical conditions at this point but we have medications and machines to keep them under control and in check until our healing comes,either here or in heaven.That is another reason for gratitude and thanksgiving.We have hope in spite of the less than perfect aspects of our lives for we know Jesus lives and we know the Father is watching over us and that His Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth.Many,many reasons for thanks there!Amen?As one of my favorite songs says"life is hard but God is good."That fact never changes even when it seems the rug has been pulled out from under us and we're left laying on the floor wondering what happened and will life ever be "normal"again.So,if you are reading this and wondering what you have to be thankful for I want to encourage you that there is much to be thankful for.It may take some looking especially if you are in the midst of really hard times right now on any level.I know for we have been there.But it's there.It may be something small but small things to be thankful for are no less important than the larger things in life.And it's a starting point that may lead to bigger things to be thankful for!We just never know the good things the Father may have waiting ahead of us in life!!:-)Happy Thanksgiving everyone.May you be filled with an overflowing heart of thanks wherever you find yourself this holiday season.

Blessings and Love~Sharon

4 comments:

Denise said...

That was beautiful !!!!!!!!! JUST beautiful....... Truth spoken from the heart and hope in Christ bring the Thanksgiving of our hearts.....

Happy Thanksgiving girl friend...

Sharon said...

Oh thank you Denise.:-)The Father has been amazing me lately with His surprises and His provision.I just had to share and perhaps encourage someone who may be finding it hard to be thankful this year.I have been there so often in the past so I know how it feels.Happy Thanksgiving to you too girlfriend!LOL~Sharon

Mary said...

Sharon,

I understand what you are going through. Hubby and I both have many medical issues, among them diabetes, a mini stroke for him this past September and my arthritis. He also has sleep apnea and had triple bypass in 2001. Living on a budget is no fun, but God provides our needs.

This is a powerful post. God bless you, my friend. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Blessings,
Mary

Sharon said...

Mary:
We did have a wonderful Thanksgiving!Husband and I both have sleep apnea(his mild,mine severe)and he had triple bypass and a mild stroke on operating table in 2002.I developed atrial fibrillation in 2001 with no apparent cause.But in spite of all this we have seen miracles and His provision in so many ways.Amazing stories of provision!Thank you for stopping by and leaving such encouraging comments.They really bless me.~Sharon