Exhausted But Thankful


I am exhausted as I write this. I have only been writing this book for just a few days, but I am already by God’s grace more than half way through. Miraculous, I know. All glory to God for this. Mind you, I could really use some very good sleep. But instead of good sleep, for the past few nights I have had trouble staying asleep. Which is pretty typical for me. But when the Lord nudged me to get out of bed and start writing again – in the middle of the night – imagine how my flesh felt. Sleepy! So sleepy! No way! Why can’t I just go back to sleep? I knew what to do. I submitted to God, got up, had already prayed some, prayed a little more, heated up some hot cereal for a snack, and headed for my computer to write. Exhausted. But so thankful.

Usually when I’m exhausted the last thing in the world I feel like being is thankful. But God has been teaching me to be thankful at all times. No matter what. No matter my circumstances. No matter whether I’m wide awake or totally exhausted. There is never a justification for not being thankful to God.

So here I am. Still exhausted. But so thankful. To God. Forever thankful.

Are you thankful? What if you were to be thankful to God all the time? No matter what. Unconditionally. Oh, may it be so. Amen!

“I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalms 34:1

Day #65 of my Big Thanksgiving Challenge. Excerpted from my 100 Days of Thanksgiving Devotional-Journal which you can order when you CLICK HERE.

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