If you’re one of those people who just hates it when someone says, “At least it’s not worse,” I apologize. But in my own life, there are days where I’m struggling, and the thankfulness airplane just can’t seem to make it off the ground. That’s when I resort to this saying for myself.
Last night I was doing research on epilepsy because I think my daughter may have had a few seizures in the last year and a half, and I need to know what to look for, what to do, and what to report to the doctors.
I would prefer to pretend that it’s not a possibility. I would prefer to pray it away. I would prefer to remain in positivity.
But sometimes God requires that we lean into something hard, to experience the difficulties of life so that we can experience the good that He brings out of the hardships, so we can be awed and delighted when we experience the truth of his promises!
The good news is that He walks through the difficulties of life with me!
Today, I’m thankful that it’s not worse.
I may feel exhausted, but I’m up and typing this message. My daughter may have had seizures, but she’s okay, and at least she doesn’t have them often.
I’m thankful that I get to keep spending time with her and enjoying her witty humor.
This morning I went to wake her up two hours late. Without even opening her eyes, she told me she had only gotten 11 hours of sleep and asked me, couldn’t I turn the clocks back 4 hours? LOL Of course, that’s not happening, but it was a funny thought! (She did get up, by the way, if you were wondering! 😀 )
What about you? Do you have periods of time where you are just thankful that it’s not worse? Do you have days where you have troubles getting out of bed? Are you thankful for another day with the ones you love? How have you experienced God walking through difficulties with you?