Thank you, Father, for the times You have said “no.” Those times have helped me depend on you so much more.
Thank you, Father, for “not yet” answers to my prayers. It reminds me that you know what’s best for me, even when my vantage point is different from yours.
Thank you, Father for protecting me from things that I am mostly unaware of.
Thank you, Father, for thinking the best of me when many times I act out of the worst of me.
Thank you, Father, for the way physical pain has been used to instruct me. It has helped me more closely relate to your sufferings on my behalf.
Thank you, Father, for the alone times in my life. Those times have helped me focus on trusting you more and leaning on me less.
Thank you, Father, for the uncertainties I experience. It has deepened my trust in You.
Thank You, Father, for the times You came through for me when I didn’t even know I needed a rescue.
Thank You, Father, for the tears I have shed. They have kept my heart soft and mold-able.
Thank You, Father, for the times I haven’t been able to control my circumstances. They have reminded me that You are sovereign and redemptive.
Thank You, Father, for those people in my life who have gone home to be with You. Their absence from this earth keeps my heart longing for the right future.
Thank You, Father, that right now, I have an inheritance in the heavenly places...something that this world can never steal from me and I could never selfishly squander.
Thank You, Father, for the greatest gift you could ever give me: forgiveness and love.
Thank You, Father, for love I don’t deserve and mercy for the things I do deserve.
Thank You, Father, that you know me, you hear me, and you see me and you believe in me. Remind me through difficult times that you are God and I am not.
Thank you, Father for saving my life.