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Thank You! Thank You for being patient and persistent while I was ignoring, even actively rejecting, You. Thank You for not giving up on me.
Thank You for the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy. It can be easy to take them for granted, but we only have these freedoms because of You and the many men and women who defend our freedom.
Thank You for family--biological, legal, and church. I don't know what I'd do without these people who care and love me through my illness. I can never repay the kindness I've been given.
Father, I don't understand why I'm suffering for so long with this chemical imbalance. It was easy when one small tablet kept it under control. But it's gotten more complex: now I'm taking three handfuls of pills a day, and I'm still struggling. But You know all of this, Lord, and I know You have a reason for allowing it to continue. I don't know how this will bring You glory, but I am confident that it will. So I don't have to understand; I just have to trust You. Please help me to do that in the difficult times. It can be so hard.
Life is hard, Lord, but You are always good and faithful. Thank You for being my rock of refuge.
With all my heart,