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I am thanking YOU now!

 

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"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever... In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (Psalm 136:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards…

…I am thanking You now.

I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better…

…I am thanking You now.

I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears…

…I am thanking You now.

I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves…

…I am thanking You now.

I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet…

…I am thanking You now.

I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or get the job I want…

…I am thanking You now.

I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief…

…I am thanking You now.

I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed…

…I am thanking You now.

I am thanking You because I am alive!

I am thanking You because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.

I am thanking You because… Father… You haven’t given up on me.

I am thanking You for Your precious Son, Jesus, who died to save me from sin.

I am thanking You now because I know this life is only temporary and someday pain and sadness will cease.

I am thanking You now Lord, because I know that one day I will forever be with You.

Thank You, Father.

(Adapted) Author: Unknown

 

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    • Hi Bridget! Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for sharing. Just to make sure, I did not write this poem (though I did modify parts of it); tried hard, but could not find the author to give them due credit. Most of the articles here are original, but when something good is found it is sometimes re-posted.

      Please keep us in your prayers, Bridget.

      God Bless!!!

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  2. I’m not “techy” so may have gone the wrong direction. But it’ll hit you and you can determine what direction you want to go with this comment.

    Anyhow, thank you for your blessing re: my poem. It truly is a testimony … of both good and bad, blessing and sinning… and today’s glorious understanding of my Father’s love for me.

    You may share it with whomever. I’m very appreciative when the Lord opens another door. And if it hits the lives of those who have struggled … or still are … for those same reasons, I’m more than happy to share more intimately the reasons. Although, to get a clearer picture, you can read my posts in April/May titled Dumpster Diving and the one on May 22 re: my dad. Gives a fairly accurate family picture.

    Anyhow, sorry to dump so much on your plate. Whatever is blesses and shares the love of our Lord. That’s what counts.

    • Hi Joanne;

      It’s NOT “dumping” it IS sharing, Just as Jobs friends (wrong as they were) allowed job to share with them. Sharing among Christian brethren deepens compassion and foster understanding. Thanks for sharing. Keep living for the Lord Joanne. And keep us in your prayers, please.

      God Bless!

    • Read them both… think of the poems as jewels that survived… i suspect there are many more jewels like these left in there… May God guide your search, Joanne.

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