A thankful heart will lead us to Christ who alone is our hope.

A thankful heart will lead us to Christ who alone is our hope.

I’m learning a lot about thanksgiving — maintaining a thankful heart in spite of very difficult circumstances, understanding the importance of a thankful heart, recognizing how a thankful heart is a gift and tool from the Lord to lift us above the difficult places.

This type of thanksgiving runs deep through our veins bringing life to our weary bones.

It swaddles me at night when I close my eyes for much needed sleep and say, “Thank You, Lord. It is well with my soul.”

And mean it.

It’s a place of contentment not dependent upon circumstances.

A place …

It is finding our place in Him, near to His heart. HE is our place of refuge, our Strong Tower we can run to and be safe.

He is our Peace.

In His Presence there is fullness of joy.

He is our Courage when we don’t feel brave.

“For it is in Him that we move, and live, and have our being.” ~ Acts 17:28

In Him.

Money may evaporate. Jobs pop on and off the radar screen. Good health is a question on the best of days.

But God.

God is constant.

God is for us.

He is with us.

He is fighting our battles.

He is sheltering, providing, comforting.

God is giving us peace in the storm, a firewall against the blaze that burns.

“Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” ~ Psalm 73:25-26

Through Him — in Him — hope like no other reaches us.

A thankful heart leads the way.



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Sweet blessings to you,