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Just Say "Thank You"

 

Philippians 4:6

(New Living Translation)


 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

I have heard and do believe that the most powerful of prayers is to tell God "Thank You" and probably one of the hardest things to do. How in the world can we be thankful when we are faced with things so hard we can't even think straight? It is not the thing that is happening we are thankful for, it is realizing that there is a purpose and plan straight from God Himself! And in the middle of it we are being stretched and called upon to exercise our faith. Faith is of course believing and trusting in not what we see, but what we don't see. I am reminded so many times of Job and all that he went through. Not understanding but trusting, oh yes, he had his moments, we all do, but ultimately restored with his faith stronger than ever. What a testimony he still has, and what a testimony we will have when we stand firm and strong. I am certain in these times we live in, you are or will be faced with trials and heartaches that you think you cannot bear, just remember to say Thank You to the One that will truly not let you down. It is ok to tell your Father how you feel as Job did, but ask what it is that He wants to show you. Ask how He will use this not only for you but those you are around. It is also a command not a suggestion in scripture that we come to Him with thanksgiving in our heart. As I have said so many times in my blog, life is hard! We have to go beyond our comfort zone in order to trust God. I pray blessings on you as you have been so kind to stop by and I do apologize for being lax in my posts. So much is going on with my husband and this battle with cancer that just getting through the day is a bit overwhelming. Thank you for your prayers! I will be giving updates on his condition, as we will be here at the Cancer Center of America in Zion Illinois for at least five months!
Stand firm and be thankful! God is working and He has a plan for your life!

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6 comments:

Pamela said...

Still praying God will keep you in the hollow of His hand -- safe and sheltered.

Blessings,
Pamela

Pain to Purpose said...

My Bible plan has me in Job right now and I too was thinking about how thankful I ought to be.

I will be praying for your husband, and sustained strength for you.

Carrie

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Me too Shirley....I'm also praying..... Stay strong okay....

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I will pray for your husband and you as well. Five months,the Lord will receive a lot of prayers.
God Bless,
Ginger

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

What an encouraging post to thank God in the midst of our trials. Not for them, but for what he plans to do in us and through us.
I pray that your husband will be doing much better soon.

Blessings,
Janis

Charlotte said...

I'm sorry for your problems, but thankful for your positive attitude. The voice thing is pretty neat. Thank you for keeping us updated.
Prayers and blessings to you and your husband.
Charlotte