Thankful Thursday couldn't have come at a better time for me. Just last night, for the very first time, my teenage daughter sang with our worship team. Sitting in the audience, I watched as she nervously stood before all of us, rarely looking out at our faces, but using her gift of singing for His glory.
And I couldn't help but praise God.
Today I am overwhelmed with thankfulness. While looking at my beautiful daughter, I was transported to thirteen years ago. I was a divorced mother of two. Feeling utter despair, I remember wanting to drive off of a cliff with the heartache and burdens that were bearing down on me, and sadly, wanting to take my children with me. How could I have ever had such thoughts? I was utterly hopeless.
When I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ, He was faithful in making all things new. My hopeless heart has been made whole again.
He has created beauty from ashes.