Thankful Thursday! Being Thankful in Difficult Times

Thankful Thursday! Being Thankful in Difficult Times

Thankful Thursday!

As most of you probably know by now, my father has cancer, which is spreading.  It is stage IV, and he will be having a procedure on Thursday, the day that you read this.  This procedure will hopefully eliminate the pain he is having in his back.  My dad is very precious to me.  You see, first of all, he chose me.  What I mean is that my biological father disowned me when I was 4.  My mom remarried, and that man is my dad.  Not only did he act the part; he made it official.  He adopted me as his own legal daughter.  So not only did he choose me; he paid money to make me his daughter.  That really means a lot to me.  Not only that, but we didn’t have a good relationship growing up, and we have gotten closer within the last few years.  It has really helped me to know my Heavenly Father; however, I don’t want my time with him, a time when I see him as the treasure he is, to end.

In any case, I read a devotion this morning that said the best thing to do when we were in times of trial is to worship.  So, with that in mind, here are the things I am grateful for this week, as I thank God, even in this trying time.

Doctors and medicine to treat my father, give him some pain relief and hopefully zap these cancer cells.

A loving husband who has comforted and hugged me this week in the midst of all of this.

My job, to provide money, as well as health insurance, should something happen to us.

Life Church online and all the affirmation, encouragement, and support I get from all the friends I have there.

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Beach with what am I grateful for today? written in the sand

Of course, I’m sure there’s a lot more if I sit here and think about it, but that’s just a sample to get us started.  No matter what you’re going through today, why don’t we all take some time to think about things we are indebted for and thanking Him for them.

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