Dear Lord,

You never failed to fill me with awe with Your unceasing love and blessings. When I had second to none, You were there to provide for me. Your wisdom rarely ever leaves any doubt on my muddled mind. For all of these, I offer You all my gratitude.

It was just a couple months ago when I sought Your guidance as I was traversing some precarious curves on my journey. I can still remember how tired I felt at that moment that I was inches from folding and running away from my nightmarish reality. However, You nourished my soul when it was weak, You quelled my mind when it was filled with doubts and uncertainties.

When I was on the verge of jumping into the oblivion, You extended your hand to pull me back into the safety of and warmth of Your embrace. When I cried profusely that tears clouded my vision, You patiently wiped the tears on my face so that I can see better the beautiful things that are ahead of me. When I stumbled and got hurt, You helped me get back up so that I can restart running on my journey.

On my loneliest battles, I have felt Your presence. When my path was covered in darkness, You were that tiny beacon shining brightly at the end of my path, reassuring me yet again that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. When I was at my wits’ end, You gave that single push to pressing going on, making me believe in myself. I know, that even though I feel that there are a lot of things lacking in my life, there are still so much that I should be thankful for.

As I mark another year of life, I offer You all the victories that I have earned on my journey. I know and I deeply believe that my getting a step ahead was Your way of miracle to reward me for my hard work. But without You to guide me through the bumpy ride, I know that it would be impossible for me to see that I would be rewarded at the end of my journey. I’d have sporadically let go and let myself be consumed by the oblivion.

For the people You have placed on my journey, I am grateful. I thank You for gifting me a loving and supportive family. I also thank You for the friends You’ve made me meet along my journey. I know I don’t deserve them but still they’ve opted to stay and this to me is the ultimate testament of friendship. But I also have to thank You for those who’ve tested me on the way. I am stronger now because of them. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

As I embark on yet another journey and another battle, I seek nothing but Your guidance and Your wisdom, on every battle and on every journey. But beyond myself, I want You to watch over the ones I love, my family and my friends. Nothing could draw a bigger smile on my face than the knowledge that they are all doing great. 🙂

Though at times I still doubt myself, I am thankful for Your presence. Yes, there will always be uncertainties but with Your guidance, I can turn these uncertainties to certainties. Lastly, I want to apologize for my failure to thank You at some junctures in my life. But one thing is assured, I am thankful for the gift of Life that I indulge myself in every single breathing moment of my life.

Amen.

~ Your Thankful Prodigious Son.

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