Thursday, May 06, 2010

Thankful Thursday - May 6

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Laurie at Women Taking a Stand this week.

I spent the last week back in Indiana with my family. It was a time to try to relax and forget about some of the worries and stress that I face here at home. Did I forget all about them? NO.

As much as I kid around and say that I'm going to run away, I have to admit that, like Jonah, I cannot run away from my troubles. However, as a believer in Jesus, I know that He is with me through those troubles. He has a specific job for me to do in this life and He doesn't ask me to go through it alone. As Jonah did not preach to Ninevah alone (for God was with him - he was a prophet), I am confident that Christ has enabled me and takes my hand as I do His business.

How about you? What struggles are you going through today that seem overwhelming? Do you feel alone? If so, remember that God never asks us to do something that we cannot do. When times get tough, He's there with us, holding our hands and often carrying us in His powerful hands.

Here are a couple of pictures from the recent trip back home. This is Evan (son #3) hanging upside down via exercise equipment.

My daughter at Josh's college campus. We were waiting for him to take his last final exam before heading the rest of the way south. He's graduating with a 3.5 average. Seventeen weeks of police academy (same campus) starts in early July.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to see my family. Been missing them. Also, I'm thankful for my son's college training. I think he's done well.


Denise said...

Congrats to your dear soon. I am so grateful that God carries me through the hard times.

Jerralea said...

I so agree with you: Christ empowers to go through our trials, and best of all, He goes through them with us. I am thankful - thanks for the reminder.

Pia said...

thank you for these words of encouragement that really spoke to my heart. God bless your grateful heart.