Daily Devotional -10/11/11 “Lord, I’m thankful!”

Lord, I thank you for trials and tribulations because they make me strong. I thank you for sickness because it makes me appreciate the well days. I thank you for when I’m down because it makes me appreciate being up. Lord, I’m thankful for the storms because it makes me appreciate the sun. Yes, Lord I’m thankful Lord!

For times when it seems like there is more trouble than I can handle I’m yet thankful. For times when there are more tears than smiles I’m still thankful! Because I know that not all days will be good but that I’ve been equipped with the right stuff to bear it.

When sleep won’t come, God gave me eyes to read his word with. When I’m pacing the floor at night he gave me a mouth to talk to him with. When my bills are due and checking account is already overdrawn he gave me knees to pray on and faith to know that all things will work out. When friends are gone and I feel alone, God is my comforter!

So if you’re facing a tough time right now, death has shown it’s face in your family, sickness has attacked your body or the enemy is trying to defeat you; hold on! Grab that line that has you attached to God and hold tight. If it seems like there’s a break, reach beyond it and if you can no longer hang on, fall! But fall with the faith that you’re landing safely in God’s arms. Because once you land, you’ll bounce right back up on your feet, ready to run on!

God has your back and he won’t let you suffer for long. But you will suffer! But suffering gives you the testimony of your victory once you’ve overcome. So be proud of the scars you’ve gotten, show them off! Let the world know that you are victorious!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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