We are officially one week away from Thanksgiving!!
#TeamThanksgiving all the way!
This week has been a particularly tough, mentally & spiritually, one for the Hensley 5, so I'm thankful that I've taken the Thursdays of this month to share reasons and things I'm thankful for.
Seeing these lists has helped my frustrated self start to get out of that funk.
Today, along with these posts, I want to share something that we often don't see as something to be thankful for...TRIALS!
The Hensley 5 have been through their fair share of trials in the past couple of years. Most days have been a constant battle between surviving with tons of grace from God or giving up. I'm not even going to lie to y'all..I'm a mess! I've struggled this week through the frustrations of envy, comparison..of feeling inadequate. I've questioned myself, & I've questioned God's plan. I've quit & then I've quit again. I've decided to runaway more times than I've proud of, and yet, He still reminds me daily that these trials are temporary, and then He reassures me that these struggles are working themselves for my good and for His ultimate glory.
So what do we do when we face trials?!
We pray, and we allow these trials to change us for the better.
Like I said earlier, this has been a struggle week, for sure. I've been constantly reminded of our failures & short-comings, and I've let it break me. My precious husband, however, has been so changed for the better that he has been a constant source of encouragement & prayer. There is nothing, & I mean not a thing, better than when your husband says, "Let's spend some quiet time praying together over our struggles." I've needed that quiet time with Joseph. I don't know exactly how our situation will work out, but I do know this that God has a plan for the Hensley 5. I cannot wait to see how His plan unfolds, and until then, He still gets all the glory.
Today, a week before Thanksgiving, I'm going ahead & praising God for this life that He's given me. I'm so overwhelmed by His goodness.
And while I'm praying for our situation, how can I pray for you?!