Every day when I sit down to eat, I thank God for my food, but I also thank Him for the chair upon which I sit, the roof over my head, the husband sitting beside me and all He has provided.
When I lay my head on my pillow at night, I thank God for that pillow, the bed in which I am sleeping, that all is peaceful in my world right now, the husband beside me and all He has provided. That right now my family is doing well and we have our health.
I have been thinking a lot lately about all I have to be thankful for as I watch the news every day. So many people don’t have the luxuries I have. And yes, I call the comforts of home luxuries. Today in Texas, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, Washington and California many people don’t have their beds to sleep in tonight or at least, not their own beds. Many have lost everything. Some have lost loved ones. Some have lost the pets they love. I can’t imagine losing a family member or one of my pets in a flood or a fire. I can’t imagine having to start all over again. I realize that the United States is not the only country where people are suffering. I just can’t wrap my brain around all the suffering that is going on around our world today so I am focusing on our problems right now.
So, I pray and ask God to make things better for people. That His comfort will sustain them as they try to rebuild their lives. That they won’t lose faith in Him, because He is there in the people who are rescuing them, feeding them, providing shelter for them and trying to help the best way they can. I sent some money to Samaritan’s Purse. I know it was a drop in the bucket at what they need, but if thousands of us send some money, there would be lots of buckets full to help people in need.
To all those who are suffering right now I say, you are not alone. We the people are thinking of you and want to help. My prayers go out to all of you and I pray your lives will get back to normal as quickly as possible.
And on this day when we Americans are remembering one of the worst tragedies to ever happen on our soil on September 11, 2001, I pray for our country and it’s safety and peace.
To all who join me in prayer I say thank you. Bye.