I'm thankful that I don't have to worry about tomorrow and what it brings. Yes, I need to be accountable to yesterday and today and tomorrow, but I don't need to worry. Jeremiah 29:11 is a "life verse" for me. It goes like this "I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you HOPE and a future."
Each day is a gift, and I want to live out each gift, not wonder or worry for what the next day might hold. Because God has plans for me, for my children, and for all of His children, and those plans are to help us not hurt us, I can put that aside and not worry. Do we live in a fairy tale? No way. Far from it. Do bad things happen every day? Absolutely. Do they happen to good people? Innocent children? Followers of God? Yes, Yes, and Yes. Does God have a plan? He says He does, and I believe it.
And not only that, it's for a HOPE.
Yes, this is the verse that we named Emma HOPE for. We knew she needed a HOPE and a FUTURE, and God has proven himself time and time again that He is on the throne with our little Emma Hope.
What are you thankful for?