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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

A Life of Thanksgiving

Yes, life is difficult. That was the first sentence in Dr. Scott Peck's book, "The Road Less traveled." A lot of books deal with this reality.

But what do we do when we are in the middle of a difficulty? It could be death in the family, a terminal illness, or maybe unemployment. I read that we always have a choice. We can either cope with the heartache, the suffering, and trials, or we can get angry, become bitter and resentful at life.

Last year was a difficult year for me. As I offered the pain and suffering to Jesus, I gave him thanks for all the other aspects in my life that were good. And I did it on a daily basis.

Then this surprise happened: The issue I was dealing with surprisingly got resolved! Then everything fell into its rightful place! I somehow was able to put the entire puzzle together! To my very limited understanding, I felt I was an instrument in God's bigger plan. (Aren't we all at some point?) Deep inside, I felt Jesus wanted me to know he appreciated the faithfulness and trust.

So when the clouds are gray and a storm seems to be brewing, don't lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel. It will come brighter than you expect. (Hopefully, it's not the train coming towards us!)

A most blessed Thanksgiving season to all!!!


My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog every week! Check out for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.

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