Rise Above with Gratitude

I’ve been feeling under the weather lately (tis the season, after all). Last weekend, I was too tired and weak to even want to get out of bed. But as I lay there, looking at my phone, a recent photo of Lucas which my brother had shared that week came up. When you’ve seen him at his worst and finally see him at his best, it will not only make you smile and tear up at times (tears of joy, of course!), but it will make you so grateful that you will want to get out of bed and give God praise. And that’s exactly what happened. The next thing you know, I was on my feet, getting ready to go to church.

I share this with you only to show you the power that deep gratitude can have on our lives. It doesn’t matter what we’re going through or how we’re feeling at the moment, when we’re moved by gratitude, we will rise above it all. Today, I’m not asking you to give thanks for the good things in your life because we can all do that. If you really want to annoy the devil and rise above, I challenge you to give thanks for the difficult times that you may be facing right now. Not because they’re great, because they’re certainly not, but because we worship a great God who can turn them around for our good when we thank Him. When you’re thankful and you know it, others will too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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