Thanksgiving is not always easy.
Thanksgiving… It’s far more than a day we take off to fill up on Turkey and hang out with friends and family. It is a day that we all hit the pause button to say, “Thank You.” We live in one of the most amazingly blessed countries in the world, and we have a long list of things that we should be thankful for. Yet, we all know that not everyone in the world is experiencing that “I’m Blessed Feeling.”
In fact, right here in the U.S.
- 4 million children will go to bed hungry tonight
- Many are struggling to make ends meet
- For many others–the holidays can be an extremely challenging time of year.
As part of our Harvest Family we wanted to encourage you to be mindful of those around us this holiday season that are in need and those that are struggling.
Maybe you yourself are struggling with the challenges that life often brings our way and you find yourself this Thanksgiving in the middle of a life storm. The reality is we all certainly know others that are struggling with storms even far greater than ours.
I want to encourage you to go take a fresh look at Mark 4:35 -41. You might remember that it’s the story of “Jesus Calming the Storm.” A few thoughts that jumped out at me when I was reading this:
- Jesus knew the storm was coming and led His disciples into the storm
- The storm is all part of His plan
- I am powerless to calm the storm
- The Storm needs His power
- Jesus wasn’t worried about the storm
- He can calm the worst of storms in my life
So this Thanksgiving let’s all look for ways to be Thankful for the storm and to try to encourage others that are struggling.
Once again, we at Harvest want to say, Thank You for continuing to entrust us with the resources God has given to you to steward. None of us at Harvest take our role in serving you lightly. We try to pray for each of you regularly. Please let us know if there are any ways we can pray for you. Feel free to share your prayer request with us in the message box below.
Thank you for taking time to watch the video and read this post.
May God Bless you during this season!