"Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ." I Thessalonians 5:18
Love this little video...Reminds me a lot of what I've been thinking about lately. I have SO much to be thankful for this year. So many good things have happened in our lives lately. And I'm thankful for them. I can truly say that I also thank God for the nightmarish days we were living this time last year. Seizure-ridden. Zero answers from the doctors. A very uncertain future. I can thank God for those horrible NICU days when it seemed nothing was going the way it should and we were scared about what tomorrow might bring. I'm thankful for these "temporary" sufferings because they opened my eyes and heart to God's true character. They allowed us to be close....so close to our Father. I really believe there's a fellowship with Him that we enjoy during our suffering that we don't at other times. The difficult times allowed us to see each other's strength....our fighting spirits, our enduring faith, our perseverance. They allowed us to come face to face with our weakness. For when you are weak, then He is strong.
I stop and I say Thank You. For Everything. For Every Circumstance. Thank You.