Today I will sit down for a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends. There will be several missing this year, but still we will still take time to give thanks for God. Our family has many, many blessings and our problems are relatively small, but I know of friends who will spend this Thanksgiving in despair of losing someone close to them. Others are struggling with the pain of health issues or broken relationships.
I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to live in the here and now and not take the time to be truly grateful for what God does everyday in my life. How about you?
What do we all have to be thankful on this and everyday? These words from Habakkuk 3:17-18 speak to the thankfulness we can return to God. No Matter What.
Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
If I have nothing – no food, no friends, no good health, no nothing. Still I have everything because of the LORD! The God of my salvation is for me and there is so much more than what I can see today.
Reflect on His goodness. It’s there.