“When thanksgiving is your default — the enemy gets his defeat.”
Isn’t it funny how when you read a passage, there are parts that just jump right off the page at you? That is exactly what happened when I read this from “The Holy Experience” by Ann Vosskamp. Just another reminder to me, in every aspect of my life, in every situation, even in every hurt, in every disappointment, in every imperfection, every failure, I need to give thanks. It’s all a part of this search, this journey I find myself on —- looking for Joy, being thankful even when it seems out of my reach.
The days that seem to be sun-drenched, with blue skies and white, fluffy clouds —- it’s so much easier to find the Joy. Yes, it’s so much easier to be content. But on those days when even the blue skies and white fluffy clouds can’t take away the looming feeling of the overcast of my heart, the gloom that lurks around the corner —– the stirring in my heart of the Prodigal, or thinking of the hurts, the disappointments, the uncertainties, the failures, divisive people —- the journey seems endless and strained. It’s like the changing of the season, even with the beautiful change in colors…. it means an end.
It’s time to go on a treasure hunt… it’s time to look for Joy! It’s there —- even in the dark!!
HE is present with me. HE knows my heart, HE knows my thoughts, HE knows my hurts.
HE KNOWS. . . HE understands me perfectly!
So I’m on that treasure hunt… the Enemy will find my God unstoppable!