Right now I am thanking God for Mell and the love he gave to me and for little puppies and the joy they bring...Avi is hard work too...but has me on a schedule again...
and bringing a little laughter in my heart again...Mell would have loved her too !
17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
and call on the name of the LORD.
Whatever is troubling you...give thanks...when you feel like complaining about the way God is treating you or your lot in life...
that’s when anger and self-pity can sweep you away...This is what
happens in grief...and if you let it... you will be in what I call “The dungeon” which is torment !
The best protection against this is “Thanksgiving” Thank him for the trials...and it will change your heart...it will feel awkward at first...but eventually will make a difference in your heart...and will overshadow all your problems !
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.