worry turned prayer

I've not not felt the best lately. Honestly, I'm not sure if I'm experiencing a sickness, stress, spiritual warfare, depression or just a long-lasting mood swing. I just know that I've been down and there are stresses that I am experiencing and I don't even know if I am fully aware of what they all are. My heart just feels heavy. Have you felt like this before? This morning I had the urge to pray, and since I didn't get down on my knees this morning when I first woke up around 4:30 am  (likely God's nudging for me to get up and get into His word) but instead went to sleep, I felt it imperative that I just thank God for everything. Right now. 

Sometimes we just have to thank Him. He is so good. No matter what our ailment is, or our worldly concerns are, sometimes we just have to thank Him that gave us breath in our bodies to wake up this morning. 

So if you're feeling down, different, unsure, unstable...or like anything other than yourself, take time outside of your worrying and say a prayer of thanks.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you. 

Thank you for sending your son Jesus to have his body broken and die for my sins, even though I could never deserve it or earn it. 

Thank you for the people you have placed in my life to love me, grow me, and teach me.

Thank you for my health, my home, my family and most importantly of all, my salvation.

Thank you for each provision that I know comes from no one else but you.

You are so good, better than I deserve. Thank you for your goodness!

Father, thank you that your love is abundant and far-reaching.

I pray that I continue to grow in Christ and continue to mature as a woman of faith.

In Your Son's Mighty Name I Pray, Amen.