I have a shocking admittance to make… in light of the recent holiday, well frankly, I am having a hard time stirring up the feelings of thankfulness. It isn’t really that I am not thankful, actually I have a lot to be thankful for, it’s just that… well quite a bit of not so thankful stuff has been happening the last few months between medical, family deaths, care giving for an aging parent and adult children who don’t act like adults.
And, frankly, there are moments when I “feel” like going on a tirade here about the whole blessed mess, but really that would accomplish nothing.
I know quite a few people who are facing difficult things in their life, and leave me feeling petty and ashamed that I should quibble over such paltry issues.
Lord give me grace where I lack and forgiveness for my self-directed focus. In spite of me be glorified in my life. Thank you Lord for the gift that truly knows no bounds and hope eternal, help me to walk that out today.