In times like these, it can seem hard if not impossible to find things to be thankful for. The country is a mess, it’s divided politically, and the pandemic is still sweeping across the globe, changing the world as we know it. But it’s important to remember that God is sovereign and is in complete control.
Maybe that makes you think, “Well, then, is God evil for allowing all this bad stuff?” No. God is good and holy and perfect and can do no evil. But He can still use evil to achieve His will and perfect, which is always for good, even if we don’t understand it sometimes, and even if it doesn’t seem that way.
There’s an old hymn that says to count your blessings, name them one by one. I think if we really took a deep look at our lives, we could find many things to be grateful for. Most of us have a home and a roof over our heads. We still have friends and family—even if we can’t see or interact with them much due to the pandemic. Technology is in a perfect place right now to allow us to be able to still have the ability to see and talk to each other. Can you imagine quarantine in the past and what that must have been like?
We have plenty of food to eat. Our finances may be tough at times, but God has promised to provide for us. He provides for the birds and the lilies. How much more will He provide for His children?
During this Thanksgiving holiday, try to look at your personal life and find the good things to be grateful for. Take some time out of your day to thank God for the many blessings He has provided. And, take the time to tell your friends, family, and loved ones just how important they are to you.