Yes just thanks.
Giving thanks this morning.
Because every thing is just the way I want it?
No. Because it isn’t.
Giving thanks for pain.
I have a tiny nick on my right thumb; got it yesterday moving a metal bookend; it dug in pretty good. And this morning the flesh around the nicked area is angry red (which strangely is a fine indicator of the healing that is going on) and when something brushes against it, it hurts. And when it hurt just now I was reminded to give thanks for pain – a gift from GOD.
Pain indicates something needs attention. Pain motivates us to seek the needed attention. Pain reminds us we need GOD. I am not advocating we go looking for pain or cause pain, plenty comes without our help, but I am suggesting when pain comes, thank GOD.
And when we no longer NEED pain, ABBA will wipe it away.
3 I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “See! God’s Sh’khinah is with mankind, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and he himself, God-with-them, will be their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will no longer be any death; and there will no longer be any mourning, crying or pain; because the old order has passed away.”
5 Then the One sitting on the throne said, “Look! I am making everything new!” Also he said, “Write, ‘These words are true and trustworthy!’”
Praying for my dear and treasured friend Janet (and family). Praying for others.