“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” (Psalms 136:1)
Wow! It’s November already. Before we know it, 2019 will be over. Can you believe it?
I love November. It’s my FAVORITE month of the year. There’s something about cooler weather, the warm-colored leaves, and wearing boots and berets. However, in South Florida, hot and humid is still the name of the game as we’re still in summer.
Of course, I would additionally say November is my favorite because it is my birthday, wedding anniversary, and blog anniversary month. But its also a time for THANKSGIVING.
I know we’re in a few days into the month, but I’ve been finding myself in a place of reflection, recollection, and thanksgiving of God’s mercy in my life.
Around this time last year, I remember being in a much different place I am now.
I found myself struggling in a recurring depression, quickly gaining weight because of hormonal issues, feeling lost and confused about my life’s path while still attempting to adjust here in Florida as a housewife.
Honestly, I was suffering in silence while seeking to be the bubbly, encouraging person on the blog and real-life, while my life was a mess.
In my growing frustration, God, in His silence, granted me mercy.
His mercy endured when I was the least bit of thankful with just daily provisions (which were more than enough). It remained during my anxious days and sleepless nights.
Though I despised the painful season, I have a reason to be thankful for it.
Last year’s dark season was necessary for me to hold on tightly to God’s enduring mercy then while preparing me to remember, praise, and give thanks for His enduring mercy NOW.
While some things in life have remained the same, I do see a MAJOR change from the last November. I now have tons more than one reason to give thanks for God’s goodness as I reflect and remember.