Every year on the 1st Friday of November, GSF has a day of Thanksgiving. We all gather to praise and worship God for all He has done for us. We look to Him for our provision, protection, and help, and we take time to acknowledge all He has done.
Last week, during our time of Thanksgiving, multiple individuals stood to give testimony to how God has worked in their lives. There were two similarities in each of the testimonies. The first one, of course, was how God had worked in a miraculous and gracious way. The other similarity is often overlooked. Each person who shared their testimony shared about heartache, tragedy, sadness, and trauma. For each of them, they saw God in the midst of these instead of in the absence. We often find God in trials. When life is good, we are grateful, but it is in the hard and bad stuff, we often see how God works. It is in those heart-wrenching moments and excruciating long trials, that we find the miracles and the ways God works.