As I’ve shared here, this year was rough for me. Rough doesn’t have to mean bad. Sandpaper is rough, but it smooths and shines and makes better. I’d like to make my thankfulness list this year of the rougher parts, because in the end, it’s all for my good and His glory. May you find words to give thanks for it all, tomorrow and beyond, like Job: “Should we receive what is good from God and not also what is bad?”

Thankfulness: An Unusual List
by Sarah Steele

Pain
Tears
Anxiety
Fears
Heart racing
Mind pacing
All unknowns
This year

Grief
Ache
How much can
Hearts take
Old mourning
New forming
All done for
My sake

All
This
Is my thankful
List
Christ molding
Ne’er scolding
‘Tis┬áHis faithful
Kiss