To be honest, when I realized it was time for Thankful Thursday, I felt a little resistant. Everything at work has hit an all time high lately, and I feel like my thought life and sleep, and everything around me is suffering as a result. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like there isn’t an end in sight (even though there is!), and I feel the last thing I want to do is to be thankful. And then, as I went to Philippians 4:4, I read:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
So this Thankful Thursday my prayer is that I would give these burdens over, and that my mind and attitude would be transformed to a spirit of thankfulness.