I deal in hope :

We Give Thanks

Psalm 121:2-3, 7-8 (GW) My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let you fall. Your guardian will not fall asleep. …The LORD guards you from every evil. He guards your life. The LORD guards you as you come and go, now and forever.

We give thanks not for conflict
But for grace to forgive and move on.
We give thanks not for evil
But for all the good that still exists.
We give thanks not for pain
But that pain and heartache draws us to the One
Who comforts and heals.
We give thanks not for horror or war
But for the peace God provides
in the midst of it all.
We give thanks not for hate
But for the love we know inside when we ask Jesus to live within
Filling us with healing,
help
and hope.
And, looking up, we can give thanks
–no matter what.

By Carolyn R Scheidies

From First I Bow



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