I know that I have experienced some tough economic and personal times over the last couple of years. I must admit that at times I felt disheartened and a bit crushed. Through it all though I knew that God was with me. The scripture is littered with messages of hope and continued faithfulness because of the faithfulness of God.

Psalm 23 is probably the most recited passage about the faithfulness of God in the midst of turmoil.

Phil. 4:13 tells of triumph in the midst of difficult times.

II Cor. 4:8-9 tells of the abounding richness of knowing that through tough times God is still with us.

Romans 8:38 overwhelmingly tells of the loving care of God.

So in this season of Thanksgiving, I am truly Thank-FULL for the ever present God in the midst of ever present troubles.