It’s Friday! And not just any Friday: Good Friday, which means Easter is right around the corner. This year more than ever I am thankful for the promise of resurrection, redemption, and new life. This winter has been a sad one for me for several reasons, which I may write more about on the blog if I ever get up the courage. For now, though, I am looking towards the future with joyful anticipation, and Easter symbolizes that hope in so many ways.
On a somewhat related note, I wanted to share a quick thought I had yesterday while out on a walk:
What if I thanked God for the things I’ve been complaining about?
I think that sometimes I feel entitled to my resentment or discontentment, when really all it’s doing for me is making me miserable and clouding my view of all the good in my life. God’s word says:
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
ALL of them?! Even the ones I don’t want? That is so hard for me, but I know that God wants freedom for us, and that includes freedom from our own discontentment.
Whew. If you are struggling with this in your current circumstances, then know that I am right there with you! Maybe, just maybe, today is where we draw a line in the sand and decide that we are going to give thanks no matter what, because in the end, it’s all grace.
“For from His fullness we have all received grace upon grace.” -John 1:16
Side note: I am playing around with my blog posting schedule a bit, and will likely take next week off to write some new content and get inspired! God has been continuing to place it on my heart to write about freedom from disordered eating + body image struggles, and I am excited to keep obeying that call. In the meantime, you can always pop over to Instagram and say hey. 🙂
3 responses to “Give thanks”
I needed this! I feel like I am continually discontent and I want to be filled with joy because that blesses others and that’s what God calls us to do!
Yes I totally agree! It is such a daily battle sometimes!
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