Monday, November 22, 2010


thinking back over the last year, i have many things for which to be thankful! my sweet husband, adorable puppy, great family, incredible friends, and the list could go on and on. i am one blessed girl...there is no doubt about that.

i have to say, though, that even with all of these incredible blessings, i am completely overwhelmed with thanksgiving for the goodness and mercy of the Lord. as i think through the events of our life in 2010, the one major theme i have seen woven through every event is the absolute and overwhelming goodness and mercy of the Lord. if i had to sum up this past year {even though we still have over a month left in 2010}, i would say without a doubt that the Lord is good and His plan for me is good...even when i don't understand. there have been many instances in the past year where i simply admitted to the Lord, "i don't understand this but i know you are good so i will trust You."

have some of the instances been easy? no. do i always automatically respond to Him this way? i wish. am i thankful for His unending grace, constant mercy and unfailing love? absolutely.

this past year i have had the opportunity to experience the kindness and mercy of the Lord in ways i never have before. His tenderness and compassion is overwhelming and i am so thankful to have the opportunity to rest in Him instead of my circumstances, my own plans, and my tendancy to stress and worry.

He is good, His plans for me are good, His mercies are new every morning, He loves me with an unfailing love, and i can trust Him.

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