Be Grateful!

17 Jun

God has not promised me sunshine

That’s not the way it’s going to be

But a little rain

Mixed with God’s sunshine

A little pain

Makes me appreciate the good times

 

Be Grateful

Be Grateful

God desires to feel your longing

Every pain that you feel

He feels them just like you

But he had to die to make you feel only good

Then you can appreciate the good times

Be  Grateful/The Hawkins Family

I had a rough day yesterday. I mean really BAD. I usually tell all my friends what happened to me and rehash, blow by blow, the sorrid details. I’d go buy some ice cream (you do it too) and just have a pity party until the next day. I am usually the strong one in all my circles, so when I crash emotionally its hard. Anybody ever felt like that? I know you have had times in your life where it seems so…(insert audible sigh). You look around and all your friends (or even frienimies) seem like they are better off than you. I encourage you to think on these two words. BE GRATEFUL.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

18Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.

As I am growing in my relationship with God, I am trying new things. This time, I prayed (with a silent tears dropping) and I talked with God. I asked him Why? I also praised him for just being the best friend I ever had. I thanked him for shielding me from danger and setting up my life. I bbm’ed one of my girlfriends, who I knew from the gate would lead me right back to the word (which she did), and told her what happened. She prayed for me and it felt a little better just to know someone else was praying. I watched a sermon online. And I started to feel better. I had a refreshing in my spirit and God confirmed something for me.

If there were no bad days, how could we appreciate the good ones? Bad days, now, are the times I build my trust with God. We must also realize that God has created us in his own image. I do not have any children but I do know that when a child hurts, his parent feels that pain. He knows we are hurting, but he allows things to happen to us for our good.

 

Romans 8:28

King James Version (KJV)

 

28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

I implore you, dear readers; when bad times come your way, focus on God. He shall give you comfort and strength. How many times have you run to your friends in the time of trouble? Have you been angry with God about your life’s issues? Ponder on these things.

XOXO

Love Hard. Live Harder.

The Queen

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3 Responses to “Be Grateful!”

  1. justlissen June 17, 2011 at 10:01 AM #

    Oh E, I know exactly how you feel. I woke up this morning and text De-O and the only sentence I could utter to express the well of emotions: Today more than any other day I really want to be loved and valued. I realize that after uttering that simple sentiment, the love I want isn’t just romantic, but also platonic. I want to know that the friendships that I cherish really matter to the other party. I want to know that the people that come around me enjoy my company, and don’t always want something from me. I’m here for you Boo!

  2. Jocelyn June 17, 2011 at 10:04 AM #

    Yesssss!!!!!! I love it and I sooo needed it this morning. Thanx!!!!

  3. Tasha June 20, 2011 at 8:44 AM #

    Reminds me of Coko’s song Grateful. “Be grateful, grateful. There’s always someone worse off than you. Be grateful, grateful. They’d really rather be in your shoes.” Aaaaah God is amazing how He orchestrates things in our lives. There are still things I wanna feel sucky about, but I’m thankful for the reminder in this blog.

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