Wednesday, November 28, 2012

30 Day of Thankfulness: Day 28

Honestly today it was hard to be thankful. Nothing just popped in my head.  I woke up for work EXHAUSTED, nauseated, and with a headache...not a great way to start a 12 hour night shift.  So as I sat here staring blankly at the screen. I wanted to be honest...and honestly...I came up with nothing :(  I could put something to look good, but I just didn't FEEL thankful. But thankfulness is a choice, not a feeling:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18- Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Not be thankful when you FEEL like it, or on good days, or when things are great...but in ALL circumstances.  So here is me fighting to BE thankful even when I don't FEEL thankful and just want to complain:

I am thankful for this truth. That how I feel doesn't have to determine the outcome of my night at work.  That God has given me his spirit to love him and obey him. I am thankful that even though my night at work will likely be long, that I have a job I like to go to.  I am thankful that even if my night is crazy, God is not. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

Do you ever have to CHOOSE to be thankful even when you don't FEEL like it?


  1. Absolutely. This happened to me the other day where I was in one of those slumps. What a great verse to remember in the midst of all that!

    1. Glad to know I am not the only one! Thankful for God's truth!

  2. Very good blog! Thank you for being transparent!

    1. Thanks! Sometimes its hard, but it's how I grow too. Getting my thoughts down on "paper" help me process things :)


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