“IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS….” then you’ll find happiness

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

 

Went to visit two senior saints yesterday afternoon –  a husband and a wife who have been married more than  70 years. What a testimony. Although I did not ask, I am almost certain that they both could share some pretty interesting stories  – perhaps about trials they had to work through, times of frustration, times of sorrow,  embarrassing moments, and then of course those times of being on the mountaintop.

I can’t even begin to imagine all the changes they have experienced  over the years. Unfortunately, both are presently in poor health, so  they were temporarily  moved into a nursing home –  another huge twist to add to their life experiences. As I walked into their room, it was obvious that things were different, but  there was  no doubt that their love for one another and their faith in their maker remained the same –  rock solid.

Such a great reminder that  life isn’t about being on that mountaintop. It’s about trusting the one who created you –  being thankful for what you have, loving your family and friends – no matter what, appreciating the moment, forgiving those who may not even deserve it,  and having faith in the one who made those mountains.

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

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