Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thankful Thursday

My Bible in a Year reading today included Psalms 105:

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, O descendants of Abraham his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.

What struck me about the Psalm isn't what's above--it's what comes after. What things are they to remember? Wandering around in the wilderness, Jacob being in shackles, the famine and plagues in Egypt...I'm sure that NONE of those things seemed good at the time, and I seem to remember the Israelites complaining through all of that.

When you're in the thick of it, it's hard to remember to be thankful. I'm in the middle of miscarriage #2, so I'm definitely there. But still I'm to sing praises to him! So here's my Thankful List for today:

--Casting Crowns "I will Praise you in the Storm"--I love how they use Psalm 121. It's one of my favorites; my college choir sang a couple different versions of it, and it's one I turn to frequently. If I figured out the "how to post a You Tube Video", it should be on my blog somewhere :)

--Supportive and understanding friends

--My two great kids and awesome husband

--That somehow this black is woven into a bigger picture and it's not all I have

--a flexible and rewarding job

--That I have a God and Savior that is bigger than all of this--I'm not sure how I'd cope as a non-Christian

--That there are miracles and healings--God does work in this fallen world


Dirtyhands4Him said...

With tears in my eyes, HUGS

Denise said...

Blessings to you dear one.

Kathleen Marie said...

I am so sorry about our miscarriage. That is so painful but your praises to Heaven are sweet indeed as are your tears.

Your Heavenly Daddy will never leave your nor forsake you.

God Bless!

Kim said...

((hugs)) You continue to amaze me Ann how you live out your faith even in times of really hard trial. My heart hurts over your circumstances, but I am encouraged by your faith.

the rockstar said...

*ditto Kim's comment*

Jenileigh said...

I'm so sorry. Lifting you up in prayer. You are a warrior and you share wise words. Thank-you. I pray God bless you greatly.

If you feel up to stop by my place and you can join us in another special prayer request. {{{BIG HUGS}}}

eph2810 said...

Oh, dear Ann. I am so sorry to read about your miscarriage. We sometimes don't understand everything that happens in our lives, but have to trust that our Heavenly Father has a reason. How wonderful that you are still praising Him in the storm.

Casting Crowns have been truly gifted by God to share His Word in songs...

Thank you so much for sharing your thankfulness with us, despite your loss and grieving heart.

Blessings to you and yours.