November2017desktop   I’m thankful for…

Those crazy moments, where I can’t stop laughing.

Those hard moments, where all I can manage is a nod.

Those joyful moments, where I’m SO reminded of God’s goodness.

Those disciplinary moments, where I’m overwhelmed by my weakness. 

 Those peaceful moments, where my heart feels this unexplainable contentedness. 

And those anxious moments, where everything seems to be falling apart.

The tears,

the laughter,

the smiles,

the sadness, 

the hugs,

and the sobs…I’m all thankful for. 

It’s not easy. Sometimes I have a hard time being thankful. 

But you know what??

God’s got US. You and me. 

So why can’t we be thankful for everyday life, no matter what? 

 Maybe you’ve been having a hard time feeling thankful lately. If you have, I encourage you to whisper these words in confident trust that He’s got you


I’m not sure where I’m heading and I’m struggling to be thankful. But right now, I thank you for everything you’ve given me. Thank you for the good times and the bad times. Thank you for the tears and the laughter. 

You have my heart, Lord. Lead it where you want it to go. I know you hold me in the palm of your hands. 



Amanda Joy


2 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. Thank you Amanda! Would you mind if I took this prayer and put it on my wall and in my journal? It’s hard to be thankful each day, especially when it feels like it’s raining inside. Thank you for your encouragement. The prayer is beautiful!

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    • Awe, you’re very welcome Laura! I wouldn’t mind at all! I know, it is SO hard to be thankful all the time. In this post I’m totally preaching to myself. I like that term by the way, “like it’s raining inside”. 🙂 You’re welcome, thank you for encouraging me and commenting!


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