How do I give thanks if I can see nothing?
If all around me everything is dim and dark and circumstance are not as wished and trials keep coming and coming.
How I can give thanks in the bleak and dimness?
Can I give thanks if there are no suns or blossoming flowers or flowing rivers or absolutely nothing?
Can I be a Paul who gives thanks in a dark, dingy jail famished and tormented and uncertain of his life or death destination?
Can I still find God there without seeing anything?
Because sometimes there's thoughts that God is not in the dark that you have to visibly see something to see or feel God who lavishly loves unceasingly to give thanks.
Alabaster moons and swaying sea breezes though they are the handiwork of God, He has raised us up higher than them to see Him face to face.
The test of our faith is that we can give thanks in the dark and say "it is well with my soul."
Everyone has their own dark and looking to God we find the peace to pass through the dark into His light, giving thanks along the way when we do not know the outcome or can see the purpose or point.
Awake to the day and know that God is in the dark of our lives.
For he will never leave us or forsake us.
He is there when we can see nothing, or know no one, or no end and the day seems long and lingering full of burdens and no blessings.
He is there hand held high in the dark of our lives, waiting and watching and whispering to us to push through and to follow Him no matter the color He paints our lives with.
We trust in His words and promises and lean not but on His understanding.
Thanking God for all things bright and beautiful and all the many ways He showers our lives with His goodness and mercy.
For the riches from God are unfathomable to the riches of man.
We serve a great God and we give thanks for all the ways, in the dark and in the light, that He loves us so and in return giving God our thanks is one way of giving God our love.
2 Corinthians 4:15-16 "All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day."
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
William Arthur Ward
Love that quote from Ward!ReplyDelete
Thanks for reminding us He is with us in the dark as well as the sunshiny days.
Hi Jerralea..I'm just now seeing your comment. I love that comment as well. Yes, God in the dark with us pure comfort for us!Delete