Lord, we thank You for all of Your good gifts.
Scripture says You satisfy the thirsty and fill the hungry with good things. I believe this is true, though sometimes your good gifts are shrouded in mystery, dressed in darkness, and accompanied by confusion and pain.
Yet, in Your wise and wonderful way, you plan to redeem each difficulty and bring beauty out of the ash heap. You teach us through our hardships, things like compassion, patience, kindness, endurance, and trust.
You hold us in the cold reality of calamity. When winds of adversity threaten to sink our fragile vessel, You ride the waves with us.
Sometimes you calm the storm. But mostly You offer Yourself as our Peace in the middle of the squall.
As Your child, I believe Your love for me is everlasting. You are sovereign over all my life and what you allow to come into it. I am not a victim of my circumstances. You are watching over all my comings and goings.
You plan good for me, a hope and a future. Your love for me is strong and determined. You have purpose for my pain.
And so I, the sometimes doubter longing to be a faithful believer, once again reaffirm my trust in You, the great God of Heaven and Earth.
Lord, I thank You for all your good gifts.