When my world is spinning, gratitude grounds me. In all the turmoil this year has brought, taking the time to name the things for which I am grateful has kept me calm. Some days, it’s the little things like seeing deer when I run, noticing a bluebird, or watching a beautiful sunrise. I’m grateful for this community of faith and the connections I’ve felt through the online worship and devotion videos, as well as the calls and cards from members reaching out.
Another blessing is God’s continued grace, mercy, and faithfulness, which I have felt in very real ways. Over a year ago, I started a 40-day prayer journal and wrote out my prayers faithfully every day. I had a couple of situations in particular that I was praying over, and God very dramatically answered one of my prayers ON Day 40. As I continue to write out my prayers, he continues to give clarity to other situations. Through all the uncertainty we’ve been through, God has been the constant in my life for which I am most grateful.