If you are thinking this is another one of those Happy,Happy, Joy,Joy posts; it’s not so you can keep on reading. Needless to say though, I am so grateful for so many things that my LORD has done for me, however I Know that there are thousands of you out there suffering today and you are trying to put on a happy face, as I have so many times in my own life in the past. I know you are missing your families who may live far away, missing your loved ones that have passed before you, or some of you may be experiencing financial problems and debt as my husband and I had over the past few years and are too ashamed to admit it because that’s not what winners do, I could go on and on.
Broken hearted you are trying to put on a Happy Face for this day of gratefulness, because you know that you are supposed to be happy, but inside you are drowning in all sorts of grief.
Today I am giving you permission to stop living by the checklist of what and who you should be, and be who you are and feel how you feel, what I am offering you is a chance to be authentic. It is okay to feel alone or broken hearted for a season, but not forever. We as American’s truly do have so much to be thankful for and I praise GOD all day for the chance to serve him and love his people one more day and that’s what I am doing right here, right now.
I am loving you! Despite your brokenness, I love you right where you are. You might be thinking “ she don’t know me that well” “how can she love me?” Well my friend, I can and do love you, you see the Father of all love has given me a heart for you because his Son Jesus and Holy Sprit dwell deeply and richly in me. They love me despite my imperfections and I want you to know that they love you as well. They are available for you in your deepest darkest hour. Just call out to GOD and he will show up. He will meet you right where you are and he is always on time, even though it may not feel like it sometimes.
So if you are feeling sad, that you are sad, then get happy because you no longer have to feel sad that you are sad! Be yourself and make the commitment that this Thanksgiving is going to be the springboard to the best rest of your life that you could ever imagine!
Remember my Friends, it doesn’t matter how broke or broken you are, what really matters is how you put the pieces back together”. Let’s start reheirlooming you a life of abundant joy today!
In Christ Service, Nancy