If I'm going to lament and complain here...then I also need to express my gratitude to God. In the last week I have experienced great relief from pain and fatigue. I am grateful for the medications available, for a wise physician who realizes when they need to be changed, and for those who develop therapies that help. I'm thankful for the energy to help my eight-month pregnant daughter get settled in her new home. And I thank God for a husband who loves me, no matter what, and for wonderful friends who do the same!
My prayer is that even on the worst days, I will be thankful for Jesus' never-ending love and that, even though I may not sense His presence in the moment, He has promised never to abandon me.
One more thing...I am thankful that gratitude lifts my soul, even when my body is weak and in pain, because it reminds me that God remembers me. I pray I never hesitate to believe that!