How Can I Be Thankful When My World’s a Wreck?

So many of us are struggling to catch our breath from our life circumstances this year.

One friend of mine with three kids lost her husband. Another lost a massive scholarship and college career when his university went under. Another friend lost the business she’d built for years. I personally endured a scathing career loss.

But as we whip mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving—or simply eye the vacant chair at the dinner table—what does it look like to be thankful in a year of loss?

I think of Job, pummeled as all he loved was ripped from him. He “arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped” (Job 1:20).

I don’t know about you, but all seemed as expected until that last little phrase. Utter grief is human. Worship in utter grief is not.


Kathleen Notes: Your pain and confusion are valid and I think it`s important to acknowledge it. However, it`s also important to remember all of God`s promises: to love you, to walk with you and to use all things for your good.

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