Every morning we wake up while it is still dark to get my husband ready for work. Every morning I look forward to opening the curtains and blinds when the sun rises and turning the lights back off. I am very content with this season of life. But it hasn't always been this way. We've been through trials, loss and worry. I have pages in my journal of my cries to the Lord. Sometimes I look back, and wonder how I made it. But if I didn't look to the One who saves, I wouldn't be able to enjoy this time in my life. My life is not perfect, sometimes I get so frustrated I want to cry, or overwhelmed with housework and babies crying that I can't think straight.
But then God will give me a reminder like this one. I have people I love, I have everything I need. I have Him. I have a place I can always look to for refuge. I know the God who saves. Whenever I feel I'm drowning, He will pull me up and out of my storm.
I've been challenged to start a gratitude journal, write five things I am grateful for every morning, whether it be family or friends, or even the sunrise. Today I am most grateful to have God in my life, who I can go to any time of the day with any prayer or petition. He always listens, always answers our prayers. What are you most grateful for today?