Giving thanks for what you don’t have

Do you ever deal with disappointment by saying, “Oh well, I can’t have everything?”  Do you forget to add a heartfelt, “Thank God?”

When we moan about the things we hope for which don’t come our way, we sometimes forget to be grateful for what we do have, and to be even more grateful for all the painful things we haven’t had to face.

No matter what blessings we receive, we can always find someone else who seems to have received more or better. It is equally true that no matter how ill-treated we may feel at times, if we open our eyes we will see much greater suffering all around us.

While we’re not meant to have everything we may want, if we are prayerfully obedient, God does provide everything we need to fulfill His plan in our lives. 

If you are feeling resentful, deprived, or disappointed with your life right now, you might be surprised at how your feelings may change if you take this Thanksgiving week to truly count your blessings; both those things you have and those you have not.

Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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