Grains of Gratitude is a way to start the week with five things you are grateful for. Here we go:
I am grateful that my family went to church together last night. For possibly the first time in two years. All four of us. We haven’t had a church home in over four years so this was a big deal. I don’t know that this is where we will land—but we needed to go to God’s House for a bit. We’ve invited Him here in our home and He has met us, but there is something about returning the favor.
For the blessing of my sweet family, I am grateful. My husband (my DarlingCaveGeek) who is trying to be the anchor during this rough time and my precious boys who have given us motivation to keep moving forward.
I am grateful for my sister who has allowed me to say incredibly weird and stupid things on the phone just to vent and not told me how off-base I was. She is my twin—four and a half years younger, who is smarter, better looking and more mature.
For the friends the LORD has put in my life, I am grateful. There are friends who have been around for years and there are new people who have been willing to come alongside and listen and share their journeys and give me encouragement that I have so desperately needed, especially these last weeks.
And most of all, I am grateful to my Father in heaven who has held us in His mighty hand, who has reminded me that my focus must be on Him and the prize and not the trappings of earth.
What are you grateful for?
1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.