Thankful for a Change of Focus

Today my heart has been very sad and I haven’t felt like being thankful.

I've spent most the day on the verge of tears.

But then it’s been all about me.

What was there to be thankful for anyway?

This life can be hard.

There are, too many sorrows, too many goodbyes too much pain.

It was a day of grieving. Grieving the loss of what was, what could have been, and what should have been.

It was a day of losing against the lies that were shouting in my mind.

I haven't FELT like being thankful in the midst of a day that was all about me.

And why would I?

When my focus is on me I don’t see the goodness God has given.

When it’s all about me I can’t see God.

When it’s all about me I can’t see the hurt and sorrow of others.

When it’s all about me I will never feel like being thankful.

But when I look at HIM I see goodness and my heart can rejoice and be thankful for all HE has done.

It only takes a change of focus. A focus that keeps my eyes on God not me.

How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? … I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. Ps 13:2,6


  1. Sometimes we behave like spoiled children, focused only on how things affect us. Thanks for the reminder that it's about God!


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