The other day at work I was trying to print something, and the printer said that it was in a state of error. For a while now I've been living like I'm in a state of error. The enemy has tried to make me think I'm in a state of error. But God makes no mistakes. His creation is perfect and good and serves a purpose. I am His workmanship, His poema. He has made me in His image and I am to bear good works as a result of that. I cannot bear good works and love others if I believe that something is wrong with me. How can I preach His truth to my kids everyday when I have trouble claiming it for myself? His love is so much more than happy slappy five steps to heaven. His love is infinite and wide and food and it never fails. His mercies are new every morning and His grace is sufficient for me.
When I choose to sow seeds of discontentment and neglect to look into the face of the One who sees me, made me, and chose me, I miss out. I miss out on the depths of His love and the riches of His mercy. When I allow the lies of the enemy to trump the truth of God's word and rest in my feelings, which are not always trustworthy, I allow myself to sink into the depths of deception and can no longer walk in the abundant life Christ has called me to and provided for me.
So when Thanksgiving feels too difficult and it seems easier to believe lies rather than fight for truth, remember these things: God is for you, He is control, and He loves you.