This post was written by Lynn Jackson, one of our cross-cultural workers in Europe. It was originally published in Mosaic, SEND’s Women’s Ministry newsletter.
“Thankful” is my word or theme for this year 2020. What a year to be trying to intentionally put this into practice! The end of 2019 had some hard times, struggles with family issues and things not going as I thought they would (can anyone relate??). Little did I know in the fall of 2019 that more things wouldn’t go as planned in the spring of 2020!
But God has been faithfully reminding me of this verse.
“Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (I Thess 5:18)
He has also reminded me of my commitment to be thankful! As I train my heart and mind to give thanks, I’m recognizing day after day that God is good. I can see His hand at work in ALL things working together for good, even when sometimes the individual pieces don’t feel or look so good. This has been a journey over the last months of learning to SEE things from a different perspective.