Wednesday’s Word: Thankful If? Thankful When?

When nothing seems to go your way, when problems stand in the way of your dreams and goals, can we still be thankful?

When the world seems shaken by evil, confused by poor judgment, and too blind to know the right path to take, can we still be thankful?

The Psalmist says yes!

We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near;

men tell of your wonderful deeds.

You say, “I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly.

When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.”

Psalm 75: 1-3

Thank you, God, for being our firm foundation, the One who loves us enough to die for us and is nearer to us than we know. Thank you for seeing the big picture of our lives, and for being the one who will ultimately get everything sorted.

Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, American readers! May your hearts be filled with peace this holiday season.


For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between Genesis, Luke and Psalms. Occasionally, I post “Wednesday’s Word to the Free,” a short Bible passage on what it means to be free. Freedom is a very big concern to Timley Mouse, the tiniest character in my upcoming novel, Bon Voyage, Sophie Topfeather!

On Sundays, I post an article-type post on themes in the novels: faith, friendship, diversity, etc. Thanks for reading! Feel free to share!

About Sonja Anderson

I write novels and short stories for children, and occasionally a book or article for adults, too. I grew up in Ohio, and I have lived in Chicago, Connecticut, Boston, Tokyo, and Seattle. The beautiful Pacific Northwest inspires me every day.
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2 Responses to Wednesday’s Word: Thankful If? Thankful When?

  1. Have a great Thanksgiving, Sonja! Hope you have lots to be thankful for.


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