It's strange how each passing year changes you, some years more than others. This year has probably been the most eventful year in my life, other than maybe moving to America from my childhood home in Europe.
Last year, my sister, boyfriend, and I were hanging out at our friend's parents' house for Thanksgiving, like we did on most of our breaks. This year, I'm on the other side of the country, starting a new life with my husband.
Last year, I probably said that I was grateful for all the great friends I had in my life, the people who lifted me up in the midst of my doubts and fear of the future. This year, I don't have all those friends around (even though my sister is coming to visit!!). But now that I'm married, I don't have as many doubts about the future. I know we'll be in California for a time. Last year, I never would've guessed where I'd be celebrating this Thanksgiving.
But that's how God works. While we're stressing about what's going to happen to us, He's working everything out in the background. While we're thanking Him for the things of the present, He can already see the future and how that will be even more fulfilling.
One thing I remember giving thanks for last year is God's provision. No matter how stressed I was, He always took care of me. And that's one thing I know I can be thankful for all the time. Last year, I didn't know what I was going to do. This year, I don't know how we're going to make it out here on our meager income. But one thing I know is that God will provide. And I don't have to worry. (Even thought I'm reeeally good at worrying. It's a talent.)
So I'm thankful for His provision. I'm thankful that even though I like worrying, I don't have to. I'm thankful that He knows what the future holds.
What are you thankful for? What has God been doing in your life? What aspect of His goodness do you see throughout your life? What can you give thanks for every single day?