This year has been…CRAZY!  Do I really feel like celebrating…Thanksgiving? Many people have lost loved ones or are sick themselves.  We have political situations going on and civil unrest pressing us every day.  People have lost their homes to fires and flood.  Many have lost jobs and their business.  So how can we feel thankful at this moment?

My personal life has been affected by this year’s many events and also with just life’s regular trials and tribulations.  Today as I was praying to the Lord, I was thinking about all that we ALL have been through in 2020.  I wanted to write something so profound that it would make everybody feel so much better today.  I thought hard about this and I came up with this very simple answer but it’s the most powerful answer ever!  I’m thankful for Jesus.  I’m so thankful for Jesus sacrifice. Because of what Jesus did, I can say with certainty that… It is well with my soul!!! The words of this beautiful song sums it all up for me!

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul

It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul

I tell ya’ll…. when you have Jesus Christ in your life and you know that because of Him nothing can harm your soul…not even death….man oh man!… That info gives me so much peace!!!  Even if everything around me is sinking, I know that my heart and my soul are standing on solid spiritual ground.  I’m so glad that Jesus gave His life for me so I can have this blessed assurance!!!!  2020…I’ve got Jesus love and help, and YOU can NOT take that away from me. 

Thank you, God, that no matter what storms may come my way, I KNOW that your amazing, wonderful and plentiful grace is there for me. I know you will get us all through these fiery trials.  Please help us to keep our eyes on you.  You told us to come to you, we who are troubled with heavy burdens.  Lord…please let us rest in your loving arms…in Jesus precious name.  Amen

Friends, family, acquittances and strangers…it’s gonna be OK!  Hang in there! God’s got you!