There’s so much in my life that is going on, and I do not know what will happen. It’s a frightening place to be, and one where it is easy for me to fall into depression. I’ve been there for several weeks. This morning in several small ways, the Lord gave me comfort for the future and reminded me about things I need to remember.

Not only am I always in the Lord’s thoughts, but He puts me into the thoughts of others. That showed up in ways just this morning to remind me to do what I’m led to do, and He will take care of me. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Rom. 8:28)

And just after I found this verse, He reminded me of the verse He showed me a couple of years ago–a special promise for me: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)

Dear God,

Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you that you are able to bring hope through even the toughest of times, strengthening us for your purposes.

Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your mercy and grace. Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us. Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given.

Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy!

In Jesus’ Name,