There are days when it seems nothing is going right. We oversleep, burn the toast, and someone has left less than a swallow in the milk jug. The house looks like a wild animal has trampled through it, the kids are in a defiant mood, and try as we might, nothing seems to get accomplished. We feel like failures as a parent, teacher, and homemaker. We just want to give up. As hard as it might be, on days like these, giving thanks for our blessings should be first and foremost on our ‘things to do’ list.
We have a comfortable place to lay our head and rest in peace. We have bread to eat and water to quench our thirst. We have the opportunity to review our possessions and to give to someone less fortunate those things that clutter our lives. Our children have the confidence to speak their minds and we have the authority to correct them. After counting our blessings and remembering His grace, we have accomplished great things. We bring our families and ourselves closer to Him.
James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.