April 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I have to admit, I've never participated in one of these before,
but today, I needed to take the time to be thankful intentionally.
I visited Marsha who led me back to
Thankful Thursdays on Lynn's Website.

This past month has greeted me with unwanted depression, worry, fear, doubt, and major discontentment. I have found myself in spiritual turmoil that grips at my peace and joy. My body has been clothed with lack of energy, motivation, and pain. My mind and emotions have been on a very long, tiring, and winding roller coaster that I couldn't seem to get off of. Praise DEFEATS despair so today I am choosing to rejoice!


  • For praying friends!
  • For a God who NEVER leaves me!
  • that weeping remains only for a season &
  • that rejoicing comes with the morning!
  • for new days!
  • for sleep!
  • For the Word of God which encourages me.
  • for the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
  • that my name is written in eternity!
  • For healthy children.
  • For paid bills.
  • for a roof over my head.
  • for clothes on my back.
  • that God IS MY promise keeper &
  • that He holds my life (and my heart) in His grip!
  • that Jesus died for ME!
  • for moments of Breakthrough!
  • for the friend I have in Jesus!
  • that GOD has ALREADY won the war!
  • that my life is hidden in Christ!
  • that nothing I do can separate me from the love of God!
  • that I can cast my cares at the foot of the cross!
  • that satan HAS TO give me back what he's stolen!!!
  • that NOTHING is over until GOD SAYS SO!!!
  • that circumstances DO NOT define the outcome!
  • that God is for me, not against me!
  • that when God speaks, He means what He says!
Isaiah 61:1-4
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners, a]">[a]

2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,

3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.

4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.


Anonymous said...

AMEN!!! Yes, gratitude is a choice. In the midst of it all, choosing to be thankful is the key.

Thank you for sharing for Thankful Thursday.

MTJ said...

Hello Heaven,

I can only say that I continue to pray for you my dear sister. I know while the storms of life may rage, the love, peace and grace of our Lord will guide you through it all.

Thanks for listing blessings we all can be thankful for.

My Thought-filled Journey

Debbie Petras said...

I'm so glad you joined us today for thankful Thursday. I've found that changing my focus changes my perspective. Believe me, it works! And if you look forward to Thursday knowing that you'll be posting, you may find that you feel gratitude earlier in the week.

It may sound simplistic but for me, it's a help. With all of the stress of day to day living in a busy time, a grateful heart just makes life calmer for me.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on Heart Choices.


Pat said...

Beautiful!!!! Beautiful!
Blessings sister.

Loren said...

What a beautiful and thankful post you have shared today!

Pray you have a blessed Thursday !

Nana Jul said...

Happy TT day! Isa. is one of my favorite books!! I hope you join us next week too! Like Debbie said, you start focusing earlier in the week...looking for the blessings! It changes what our focus is!
That was a great post!!

Nancie said...

Hello Heaven,

So glad you joined us this week. I suffer from recurrent depression due to bipolar disorder and so I can understand how difficult a time it must has been for you. Thank God for sustaining you and giving you the grace to praise Him! I love your thankful list. Thank you for sharing your thankful heart with us. Thanks for your visit too. May God continue to strengthen your heart with His love and grace daily.

Praying for you,

Denise said...

Welcome to thankful thursday, very happy you joined us. I will be praying for you. Keep praising Him through your storms sweetie.

Pia said...

i can somehow relate to those feelings you mentioned. i am so stressed lately. coming from a bloggy break i thought i'd be refreshed, but just about the time i came back from the break i was faced with another challenge in life. oh boy... but thank God for His faithfulness, He is always with us no matter what.

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