Monday, July 18, 2011

to be thankful, and positive, and hopeful

We're just in this funk.

You know it: where everything seems to be going wrong. There doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like I'm running circles and will never find the way out.

Ugh, I hate that funk!!

And it's all a lie from the enemy. Everything really isn't going wrong. There is always hope and light (his name is Jesus). And I'm not running in cirlces. I'm gaining ground every single day. But sometimes it just seems that way, you know??

I was in Psalm 145 this morning thanks to Lauren Chandler.

Everywhere I look, the Lord is reminding me to be thankful. It's so dang easy to focus on all the stuff that sucks (and there's a lot of it! I mean, we live in a fallen world, surrounded by sin). But instead I need to lift my eyes and look to Him. I need to focus on hope.

14 The LORD upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
18 The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The LORD watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.

I know that the Lord has placed us here, now. I need to live like I believe He will provide here and now.. because I know He will. I just need to live it. That's the hardest part of it.

So today I am thankful...

... thankful for a God who does uphold those who fall and who is near to those who call on Him.
... thankful for a hardworking husband who won't give up.
... thankful for a beautiful baby boy who melts my heart every minute of the day.
... and thankful that there is always hope.

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What do you have to be thankful for??

linking up with Casey

13 comments:

  1. I get in those funks from time to time. Thank GOd we both know where to turn for help!

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  2. I am thankful that your hope is in the Lord!

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  3. Loved this. Water for soul ..thanks.

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  4. Beautiful post and being thankful is a great perspective to have! Hope your funk passes soon! Stopping by from Casey's :)

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  5. Loved this post, I needed it today. :) I am so thankful for my family, but it is so easy to get overwhelmed. I too, have decided to be thankful and more positive!
    -visiting from Caseys

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  6. I completely relate to this. I've been in a funk too. God reminded me today that I have so much when others have so little. I was put in my place fast! : )

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  7. Great post!!! Thanks for reminding me to be thankful!!! I am thankful for my little family, my hubby and my little Levi.

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  8. I too am always thankful that there is always hope!

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  9. I'm thankful for life in general. Thankful for a brand new, awesome job. And definitely for friends and family who love me unconditionally! Thank God for that!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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  10. beautifully said and written I needed that today girl. love your blog btw! :)

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  11. I'm kinda liking being thankful that there is always hope. I appreciate the reminder.

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