It's pouring with rain, and darkness is falling outside my window. But I am warm and safe inside my home. I have food to eat, family who are close even though living far away, and friends I can call anytime.
Aspects of the future are uncertain. But at this moment, all is well with my world. That is not to ignore the many and varied needs in the world, or the challenges we all face. Nor is it to underestimate all the suffering the current situation is causing.
But there are times when we need to pause, take stock, and just appreciate all that we have, and be thankful. And then we can set out again, ready to face the uncertain future.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34