Thank You for the Things I'm Not Thankful For (Ep 36)

PocketNeif Podcast

Nov 27 2020 • 6 mins

There are things which happen in life for which we are less than thankful. Cars break down. Shirts get stained. Food spoils. What do we do when these things occur? We whine and complain! We have so much and still we mumble about how unfair life is. Thank You for the Things I'm Not Thankful For is my musical attempt to wake myself (and others) up to the truth: I have enough and then some! It is a reminder to each of us that we must, as 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, "...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

Thank You For the Things I'm Not Thankful For

Verse 1:

Thank you for the things I’m not thankful for
Drafty windows and cold, hard floors
Thank you for the things I’m not thankful for
Broken faucets and squeaky doors.
Lord, I’m thankful, but not enough, for the home I have.

Verse 2:

Thank you for the things I’m not thankful for
Blown out tires and paint that peels.
Thank you for the things I’m not thankful for
Dents in my bumper, fan belts that squeal.
Lord, I’m thankful, but not enough, for the car you give.

Bridge:

So many things you’ve given me
I do not thank you for
Just like an ugly spoiled brat,
I cry and scream for more than I have.
More than I need, I have. More than I need, you give.

Verse 3:

Thank you for the things I’m not thankful for
Milk that’s spoiled and coffee gone cold
Thank you for the things I’m not thankful for
Rotten watermelon and bread with mold.
Lord, I’m thankful, but not enough, for the food I have.

Verse 4:

Thank you for the things I’m not thankful for
Worn out shoes with treadless soles.
Thank you for the things I’m not thankful for
Ugly jackets and shirts with holes.
Lord, I’m thankful, but not enough, for the clothes you give.

2014 Mike Neifert

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