Gratituesday: God is Faithful

I have so much to be thankful for and truly, when I look at the big picture that is my life – all is well. Life is good. I have Jesus in my life, I have the best husband in the world, my children are incredible, healthy, and happy. I am so blessed that I can hardly see straight through the beauty and gifts around me.

But today has been a challenge for me. I am emotionally exhausted.  Even though doing the right thing is the right thing to do, it can also be very hard.  (I’m pretty sure you’ll need to read that sentence three times for it to make sense.)

God is faithful. He never asks us to do something difficult, and then shoves us away to muddle through it on our own. Never.

God is faithful. When we pray for something, and the answer is “no” – He is waiting to comfort us, because truly, our Father knows what is best for our lives.

I mess up. Life doesn’t always go the way we think it should or wish it would. But God is faithful. And because of that hope, I can sleep peacefully tonight.

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  1. says

    I often need that reminder – that God is faithful. For me, when I’m overtired and things don’t go my way, that’s when it’s hardest to remember that He’s always there.


  2. ms.p says

    I totally agree. God has told me to shut up and be praying faithfully. Which is really hard for me especially when I see hubby could be doing something better and he not ready yet.


  3. says

    God is so faithful. He always provides exactly what our family needs right when we need it, whether it be encouragement, extra funds, food, or a good night’s rest.


  4. Lana says

    I am so thankful for my daughter feeling better this morning. She was bitten by a black widow spider and has been so sick that we went and brought her home from college. She got up feeling much better and I was able to take her back this morning. So thankful a wise friend who recommended a course of natural treatment that made all the difference.SO thankful for God’s healing touch on her body.


  5. says

    How sad is it that I need to be reminded to be grateful? Thanks for doing this….


    Emily Reply:

    You’re not alone! It’s all too easy to forget in my experience!


  6. Dione Smith says

    I am thankful for the ability to wash 8 loads of laundry at home. Our washer had broke and we were blessed with a barely used one so yesterday I played catch up all day and loved every minute of it:)

    (I should add that I had the laundry mat experience fresh in mind;)


  7. Rhoda says

    I’m always reminding my kids (and me!) that it is always right to do right. My kids response is usually–“but it is so hard!” But it is still right! Thank you for sharing your struggles and joys via your blog. Your honesty encourages the rest of us to continue on doing right–even when it is hard.


  8. Alex Hall says

    This post sounds like a song I’ve been singing for the past week or so. It’s called “Never Once” and it’s on Matt Redman’s newest CD called 10,000 Reasons. From what I’ve heard of the CD (5 or so of the songs) it’s excellent and definitely one worth owning. The bridge (I think that’s what it’s called) to the song goes like this:

    “Scars and struggles on the way, but with joy our hearts can say, ‘Never once did we ever walk alone.’ Carried by Your constant grace. Held within Your perfect peace. Never once, no we never walk alone!” PRAISE GOD!


  9. says

    So thankful for bloggers like you…honest and real. People really appreciate that.
    I have felt so guilty for feeling down/exhausted/etc. when all the truly important things in my life are RIGHT. But it happens. My preacher husband always says, “Emotions are real. Just don’t let them drive your bus.” Easier said than done, but advice I try to heed…at least after I’ve had a good cry. :)

    Encouragement and prayers to you. You are such a blessing to so many!


  10. mary says

    This is so where I am right now…..discouragement seems to be seeping in through every door and window around here. Nothing huge or tragic….just one small-ish poopie thing after another. And I’m striving to meet this discouragement head on – to acknowledge it but not live in it. And to counter it with gratitude – healthy children, a spiritual rebirth in my husband, clean water, a roof, a little sunshine. But it surely is an uphill climb these days. But a struggle surrounded with a knowledge that God always keeps His promises and that the ‘good’ that I would desire ain’t nothing compared to the ‘best’ that He’s preparing us for….one day, one choice, one attitude adjustment at a time…….


  11. Charlotte Moore says

    Grateful for a GOD has has RISEN and lives today. HE lives, HE lives, CHRIST JESUS lives today…


  12. says

    Thanks for being so open & honest Laura! Life isn’t always easy but you are so right, God never abandons us, praise the Lord!

    PS – I accidentally linked up my Gratituesday post in the homemaking tips post too, sorry!


  13. Sarah says

    Today I’m thankful for the toddler climbing up behind me as I type – giggling because she’s being silly.


  14. Kim says

    I am grateful that my husband is getting better after being very ill for the past 7 months. He is still in th hospital, but on the mend. It has been through prayer that he has come so far.


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