I Am Thankful

          I am thankful for everything I have experienced
          In this life of mine
          For in all I have found
          That in His Word-the answers I find

          I am thankful for all the tears I have cried
          For they have taught me to appreciate laughter
          They have given me the ability to see the
          The joy that comes after

          Through my tears I have come to know
          His Holy Spirit in my life
          How He is always there
          And comforts through the strife

          I am thankful for the storms I have encountered
          Knowing that the rainbow is at the end
          Realization that they are only temporal
          That with time all will mend

          I have learned that I donít need to be strong
          For Yahshua supplies the strength for me
          He shoulders my burdens
          Regardless of what the circumstance may be

          I am thankful for all the relationships
          For the good and yes, for the bad
          For they have given life to my emotions
          An appreciation of what I have had

          My most valuable relationship
          Is that with Yahweh, my Father
          I know that I can trust Him
          As I can trust no other

          I am thankful for the pain I have known
          It has given a compassion for the suffering
          An ability to reach out to others
          An appreciation of little things

          I understand the greatness of Yahshuas love
          And the pain He has suffered for me
          How He endured all things
          So that I could be set free

          I am thankful for the hunger and thirst
          That I have had to go through
          I appreciate having food before me
          And sharing it with others too

          He has given himself as my food and drink
          To make sure that I was fed
          His Blood shed for my drink
          And His Body broken for my bread

          Most of all, I am thankful for His Grace
          For the provisions that it brings
          How it has provided for
          Me in all things

[ Kathleen Shelton Poulson (KathleenPoulson@postmark.net) -- from Kathleen Poulson ]


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