I’m learning a lot about thanksgiving — maintaining a thankful heart despite very difficult circumstances, understanding the importance of a thankful heart, and recognizing how a thankful heart is a gift and tool straight from God’s heart to lift us above the difficult places.
This type of thanksgiving runs deep through our veins bringing life to our weary bones.
I’ve Learned to Say, “It is Well With My Soul.”
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 … consider that for a moment.
A thankful heart means we have found our place in Him, near to His heart. HE is our place of refuge, our Strong Tower we can run to and be safe.
Isaiah 40:11 tells us, “He tends His flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart;
He gently leads those that have young.”
I love this image … I need to have this image in my own heart on the hard days when I struggle to be thankful. When I close my eyes and think about the Lord carrying me close to His heart, I find comfort, peace, and thankfulness.
God is Our Constant. We Can Depend on Him
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 live, and move, and have our being.” ~ Acts 17:28
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.
God’s heart is a place where we can rest and find comfort.
I love that He is with us, fighting our battles, sheltering, providing, and offering reassurance on the hardest of days. He is our peace in the storm, a firewall against the blaze that burns.
God’s Heart is the Place Where I Find Rest
“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.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love for you to share what’s on your heart in the comments below. Scroll a little farther down and you’ll see where you can leave your comments. Together, we can find the nearness of God in our darkest moments.
Sweet blessings to you,