In All Things—Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo: Basket of Fruits and VegetablesWe tend to measure our status in life by what feels good at the moment, or what feels bad, or what hurts. Pain definitely gets our attention. It indicates something that needs to be dealt with, whether it’s a physical hurt, a spiritual obstacle to our faith, or a painful memory that has warped our sense of purpose and direction.

Faith gives us the foundation to overcome. We believe the truth that God cares specifically for the outcome of our situations and circumstances. His view covers all of eternity, so He came in the form of a man named Jesus to show us personally what this looks like. He will meet you where you happen to be today, no matter what.

He may give you relief from your pain and suffering, or He may simply give you joy in it. He will make His love for you plain, if you ask.

We believe He shares overcoming ideas in the Bible and through spiritual insight. He will lead you through the spiritual principles, understanding the physical difficulties, and fill you with new ideas and a sense of purpose in getting through what you’re going through.

On this Thanksgiving Day 2013, we hope you will open up to Him, if you haven’t already. Your gratefulness for His grace in your life will be the best medicine you have ever had. Take a few minutes to meditate on the people situations described in Psalm 107 and God’s response to the cries for His intervention. Think about His faithfulness as the Psalmist reveals the truth.

We pray for you. We remember you in our prayers generally speaking, unless you ask for specific needs, and then we pray more comprehensively. Count on the fact that He answers. As the scripture says,

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

He turns a desert into pools of water,
a parched land into springs of water.
36 And there he lets the hungry dwell,

Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;
let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

These selected verses from Psalm 107 paint a portrait of a God who cares, the one we worship.

Happy Thanksgiving!