Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – I Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV.
As Thanksgiving draws near, I thought it may be good to reflect on God’s gifts to us even in the dark valleys of discovering adultery and experiencing divorce. This practice of gratitude is a true spiritual discipline. It must be so as one only commands something one needs to do (see verses above).
I was just talking with Mrs. DM last night about how it feels strange that this is only my first Thanksgiving with her as my wife. In a good way, it feels like we have been married far longer than that. And such is a testimony to how God works.
Maybe today you find yourself looking at Thanksgiving as I did two years ago. You are fighting tooth and nail against an unwanted divorce, or you are still shell-shocked from the treacherous betrayal of a once trusted spouse. Perhaps you wonder when the pain and tears will end. I am here to tell you that the nonstop tears do come to an end.
If God can transform my future, He can do the same for you.
Today, I look at Mrs. DM and munckin. I consider the job and career God miraculously provided. And I see the friends and family supporters who were proven through fire. These are precious gifts from God.
And they are just the tip of the iceberg.
I look at the ministry here on the blog. A dark dismal chapter in my life is being redeemed daily by God.
Who would have thought?
I thank God for His faithfulness and goodness.
He is still in the business of transforming ashes into beauty!
What are you thankful for in your life?
How has God blessed you amidst your storm?