It is Thanksgiving week…and while shopping this past weekend, I heard people referring to Thanksgiving as “turkey day”…have you heard people calling it that where you live? As much as I love the turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing that dresses our table on this holiday…it isn’t the turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing that make this day a holiday. It is Thankfulness that marks this holiday…the remembering to be Thankful…and the remembering what we are Thankful for.

Sometimes my life feels completely overwhelmed…not only by the activities and challenges of a home with 7 children…but also by the stories that I read about in the news…or hear about through the grapevine. Sometimes my heart is so emotionally impressed by these circumstances and stories that feeling Thankful seems almost silly. But look at what God says…

Ephesians 5:20…
giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

So…when you feel overwhelmed…remember that He knows

All the bitter weary ways
Endless striving day by day
You barely have the strength to pray
In the valley low

How hard your fight has been
How deep the pain within
Wounds that no one else has seen
Hurts too much to show

All the doubt you’re standing in between
And all the weight that brings you to your knees

He knows, he knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows, he knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one
Who knows
He knows

We may faint and we may sink
Feel the pain and near the brink
But the dark begins to shrink
When you find the one who knows

The chains of doubt that held you in between
One by one are starting to break free

Every time that you feel forsaken
Every time that you feel alone
He is near to the broken-hearted
Every tear
He knows…

And…remember to be Thankful for the One who knows….

If you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior and would like to…you can go here to say a Sinner’s Prayer…or here to speak to someone from our church.