I've mentioned in earlier posts that life has thrown our family some curves this year. We are not alone. Nearly everyone I know is going through some kind of crisis, whether it be family problems, illness, caring for an elderly parent, or just struggling in this down economy.
Suffering through life's problems isn't fun. I grumble. I whine. I grouse. And then I start all over again. After I go through my litany of complaints, I hunker down and get to work.
What gets me through?
Faith. Family. Friends. I call them my trifecta of strength. Without them, I would surely crumble under the pressures of life. I believe that this is the Lord's plan, to give us these things, these people, to see us through the tough times and to rejoice with us during the good times.
I can't think of my faith without thinking of family and friends. And I can't think of family or friends without thinking of faith. The three are inextricably connected. Once again, the Lord has devised a perfect plan.
So, for today, I am grateful for faith, family, and friends.