I am most grateful for God. I am nothing without God. I think about how my life was when I never considered or thought about God. It was hard, miserable, and empty. Having God in my life makes all the difference for me. Even when life seems crappy and situations aren't favorable; I put my trust in God to help me through. I ride the waves of life looking to God as my support and guidance. No matter what stage of life I'm in, God is right there with me. I can lose everything and everyone I have, but God will always remain. A lot of things matter deeply to me, but none of them compare to God. Everything that matters to me so much is because of God and His goodness.
I am grateful for God because, in my lowest moments, He picks my head up and says, “You are loved." When I'm scared, He reassures me. When I feel broken, He says, "I'm here." When I'm happy, He gets the glory. I involve God in every aspect of my life. Without Him, I have no direction, no sense of security, no love. It is not enough for me to acknowledge His presence, I invite Him to be involved and participate in my life. My gratefulness comes from that. I appreciate His presence, His miracles, and even His correction. I trust His judgment. Whenever I am blind to something He thinks I should be aware of, He gives me the vision I need to avoid what He doesn't want me to be involved in. He protects me a lot like that. One of the most powerful things He has blessed me with is giving me foreknowledge or warnings of things that would otherwise catch me off guard. He prepares me and lets me see what I need to so that I am equipped to handle stressful situations.
God is not only patient with my flaws but prompts me to be better. He fully accepts me, loves me deeply, and gently guides me to what His will is for me. Without God, life is meaningless. His greatest gift to me is hope. I have hope because of His love. He understands all of my emotions, why I do what I do, and helps me grow as a person. I am sometimes an incredibly stubborn person. God is the only one who can break through those walls of stubbornness to humble me and make me listen. He knows I trust Him above anyone else. My needs are in God's hands, my heart is in His hands, my whole life and everything that makes me who I am - is in His hands. My salvation lies with Him. From the most stoic of things to the silliest of things in my experience of life, He's in it one way or another. God embraces me completely and is consistently loving me. To God, I am not invisible. I matter to God, and that is priceless. I am grateful for His favor, protection, guidance, affection, reassurance, and discipline. He fills the voids within me and makes me feel fulfilled. I cannot deny that above everything I have ever needed, He is my greatest need. He turned my need for Him into a desire for Him, which makes me feel much closer to Him. God is pure love, and when He pours out that love onto me, I am overwhelmed with gratitude.