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Our thanksgiving from Thursday shouldn’t stop because it’s Friday. Thankfulness should be a daily, moment-by-moment attitude. I wanted to take a moment to share what I’m thankful for, even in 2020.

What is Thanksgiving?

To start, let’s define Thanksgiving. According to Google, “Thanksgiving (noun): the expression of gratitude, especially to God.” Think about that definition for a second. Expressing gratitude, especially towards God. Despite everything going on, we have a lot to be thankful for. I know that probably sounds cliché, but hear me out.

I’m Thankful for My Breath, Heart, and Soul

I’m thankful to God Almighty, the Creator of everything for the life He gave me — little ole me. He created me intentionally with a purpose and a plan. The breath in my lungs, the heart in my chest, and my eternal soul — God made each of those, and He holds them all in place. That alone is truly amazing.

God, thank You for creating me.

I’m Thankful for Jesus’ Suffering

Despite my sin and rejection of Him, He chose to die for me to restore my relationship with Him and give me a brand new life. Honestly, it blows me away every time I think about all the suffering Jesus went through because He loves me. In addition, anytime I think I’m going through something difficult (e.g. 2020), I think about Jesus being whipped, beaten, abused, and crucified — guys, He was so disfigured that He was barely recognizable (Isaiah 52:14). After thinking about this, my circumstances don’t seem near as bad. I am so very thankful for all that Jesus went through to save me.

God, thank You for saving me.

I’m Thankful God is with Me Always

God promised to never abandon me (Hebrews 13:5). He is with me through it all — through struggle, through happiness, through doubt, through uncertainty, through 2020…need I say more? His love is beyond comprehension, His mercy is new every morning, and His Good News is for everyone (John 3:16). He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. My hope is in Jesus and Jesus alone. He is the one who truly satisfies, never changes, and is completely dependable.

God, thank You for being with me.

I’m Thankful

That’s it y’all. I’m thankful. I hope you are too. If you need help or just someone to talk to, I’m here for you. Happy Thanksgiving (every day)!

—Love, Peter

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