Sometimes being thankful isn't always the easiest.
There are disappointments and setbacks and things that bring our focus back to ourselves.
They give us feelings of self pity or doubt or sadness.
But the verse above tells us to be glad always. In fact, it says it twice.
It says that we should give all our requests and prayers to God
and give thanks.
I have so much to be grateful for, but this week seemed like one of setbacks.
Word from the adoption agency that it could be a very long wait
for a long list of reasons.
It's disheartening. Hard to understand.
But I know, I really do, that God has a plan.
That He has a heart for these babies that infinitely exceeds our hopes and desires.
That He loves us more than we could ever dream possible and will design our family
just as it should be, in His perfect timing.
And if I give that over to Him, especially when it's hardest to,
He will keep my heart. He will give me peace beyond what I could hope.
And He does.
For that I am thankful.