We’re almost at the end of the month and I want to take time over the next few days to talk some more about our topic of being thankful. One of the biggest challenges we face in life is in dealing with other people. We’re constantly challenged, disagreed with, hear conflicting statements, see conflicting actions, and have our trust in others challenged because of things they say or do or things that others say about them and who they are or what they do. While you can’t be too wrong about what they say or do in your presence, the same isn’t true for what others say about them. That’s not to say that they didn’t do or say something, but it means that you can’t always take what others say as fact, especially when they’re talking about someone else.
It’s pretty much fact that at some point in time or another someone else will let you down. Maybe they don’t mean to, maybe they were overtired and something stupid slipped out of their mouth, maybe they said or did something without thinking, maybe they thought about it and thought something different would happen as a result, maybe they thought it would be funny, or maybe they thought you were someone else, but one way or another the trust you had in them was broken or you got a glimpse of them in a totally different light than you were used to seeing them in.
The thoughts of thanksgiving that I’ve been reading over the past few days surrounding the holiday have been a reminder, even if they haven’t talked about it directly, of how awesome God is because He doesn’t do stuff like that. Even though He’s perfect and doesn’t have to earn our trust, He has in countless ways and continues to reinforce it each day. Even on the days that we’re challenged by our faith and the things going on in our lives, we can still trust that He’ll be there, He’ll never give up on us, He’ll always have our best interests at heart, He’ll always remember us, He’ll never give up on us, and He’ll always be the God of Love.
As we head into this Christmas season I encourage you to take time this week to thank God for all He has done, is doing and will do in your life and in the lives of those around you, especially for sending His son on Christmas.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1