Sometimes we put so much effort into wanting our children to have a better life and they still choose to settle for less. We pray and do all we can. We do what we think is best. At times, it drains us so much that we want to quit. God can give us the strength and endurance to get through the last stretch of the race.
We should be thankful for all that God has given us. He created the world and lavished us with so much. Because of sin, our world is flawed. We can’t experience it like God wanted us to but we can still taste God’s goodness. We are also flawed because of sin. We can look around and see many hurts all over the world because of sin. We have a Savior that simply by invitation will cover our sin with His blood that will allow us to be righteous before God and He will enable us to live above the sin if we seek Him in all things. This is something to be thankful for even if we wouldn’t have any of the other beauty that surrounds us.