Giving Thanks

Lord,

Thank you that you’re with me

in the midst of circumstances

that frustrate, confound, press, and overwhelm,

thank you that I’m not alone.

Help me to zoom out,

expand my perspective,

and rejoice once more

in my eternal salvation,

your love that fills the universe,

and your goodness throughout time.

Thank you for my breath,

my life at this point in history,

your Spirit dwelling inside of me,

and for your goodness throughout my life.

I thank you for your lovingkindness,

your provision and care,

your guidance and counsel,

your encouragement and hope.

I thank you for your discipline,

for your boundaries and order,

for your wisdom and lessons,

hard but good, bringing life.

I thank you for the seeds of life

you’ve planted in me,

identity, healing, and purpose

that slowly bear fruit.

Even when I wander, slip, fall back,

I thank you that you’ll never let go.

I give honor, praise, splendor, and glory to you

who keep me from falling away,

and will present me unblemished and spotless

to Him with triumphant joy and indescribable delight.

I wait for that day,

and humbly cast myself unto you again,

and thank you that you have me,

and all will be well.

It is well with my soul.

Amen.

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