Thankful Thursday

December 31, 2009 by Rieshy
It's ironic that today is both New Year's Eve and Thankful Thursday.

I'm not feeling especially thankful,  chagrined would be the better word.  Chagrined because I keep losing sight of all my blessings and what's worse- mentally pouting.  I hate pouters.

When I think about the 2010 coming I'm not feeling especially powerful either. Closer to the truth is that I'm doubtful of my abilities to be the person I want to be.

Which leads me to the passage that was read last Sunday night at church:

The steadfast love of the Lord
never ceases, 
his mercies never come to an end; 
they are new every morning; 
great is your faithfulness. 
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul, 
"therefore I will hope in him."

Lamentations 3:22-24

It reminds me that even though I enjoy making goals and resolutions the truth is that every day is a new day. I don't have to be powerful, or drink 8 glasses of water a day, or meet any measure of tangible success.  I just have to wait upon the Lord.

Which of course is monumentally simple and monumentally unfathomable.  Most of all it is monumentally blessed.

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Anonymous said...

Very Nice. I too believe that every day is new and you can start over. I don't "do" New Year's resolutions.

Tammy said...

"I just have to wait upon the Lord. Which of course is monumentally simple and monumentally unfathomable. Most of all it is monumentally blessed."

Amen! It changes your whole outlook when you take life one day at a time. God is good and He will see us through it all! Thank you for sharing from your heart today.

Melanie said...

I really like that verse, as well as Micah 6:8

"He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God."

I guess I like verses that remind me to just listen to God.

Thanks for being a blessing in my life!

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Susan. Yes, life can get frustrating indeed. But I think that if we keep our eyes fixed on the cross, we can get the strength to move on.

Be blessed today and always...

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Susan! It was so great to meet you on the message board today! This is my first time to stop by your blog and wow!!! I have already spent a long time here - what wisdom and perspective you have! I look forward to learning off of you!
Keep Walking with the King!

Debbie said...

I have chose this verse as mine for the year 2010! I not only LOVE it, but it just sums it all up so well where I am at right now with the Lord. Happy New Year to you and may the Lord bless your life with His abundant love and peace. Hugs, Debbie

LAURIE said...

Happy TT and a very blessed Happy New Year to you and yours! Thank you for having such a grateful heart and blessing us with your words in 2009. (((hugs))) LAURIE

Debbie Petras said...

I am so thankful that His mercies are new every morning and that He alone is faithful. When we depend on "self" we cannot do it. When we depend on the Holy Spirit, we can.

May 2010 be a time of growth and love for you,

Gregory Tipton said...

This I needed to read... very much. Thanks.

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