It's Thankful Thursday and my friend Iris of Grace Alone is hosting. I'm writing this one before I have the chance to see what Iris will choose as our thankful Thursday theme.
But this time I decided ...I'm going against the grain. (Friends who know me well won't be suprised; LOL)
I feel compelled to share about ...HOPE!
These are very real problems. I do understand better than many may know. The reality is that we live in a world that's been mired and soiled by sin ever since Adam and Eve.
But as a Christian, I know this isn't my real home. I'm just passing through. And one day when my life here is over, I will find that in terms of time it was just a blink of an eye. It helps me to keep perspective.
Then when people ask me how I can deal with the issues I'm going through, I can point to my relationship with Jesus. That is the reason I can have HOPE!
And I always try to do it with gentleness and respect. As I go through my trials, I want to stay close to Him. When I listen and obey then ...He will get the glory!
Remember Peter who eagerly began to walk towards Jesus on top of the water. When he kept his eyes on Jesus ...he was fine.
But when Peter chose to take his eyes off of Jesus and looked down at his circumstances ...he began to sink.
Where do you choose to focus in the midst of these challenging times?
On this Thankful Thursday, I choose to be thankful for HOPE. And the object of my hope is ...Jesus.
You can visit other Thankful Thursday posts by linking to Iris at Grace Alone.