You know what breaks through my discontent and makes my heart zero in on the present?
I know, most predictable answer ever. But there's not a fancier technique or three-step-method that brings the peace that gratefulness does.
It was absolutely the Lord that reminded me a few days ago to be persistent in my thankfulness. There are rough days and there are still a lot of unknowns in our life right now; yet I am still capable of, and called to, gratefulness.
It's in the moments when my mind is swirling (Where will we live next? I hope this baby is healthy. When will the nausea end?) that a voice in my head asks, "What are you thankful for?" My mind slows, like my heart is taking a deep breath, and the questions fade. I don't have control of many things, but I am sitting in the palm of the Creator. And so I can be grateful.
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This post is day four of my 31 Days to Normal experiment. I'm writing for 31 days, as I seek to thrive in a season of major transition. Click the circle below to see the rest of the posts in this series!