What image first comes to your mind at the word “blessings”?
Do you think of
This thought became real to me …
when I lost my health, and then my husband lost his job, and subsequently our home. Are we no longer blessed? Or is this when the true blessings became a realization?
Early on in my journey with chronic pain, my son introduced me to Laura Story and her song, Blessings? She proposed through song that the blessings were not the tangible things but the divine things. I venture to believe that she is right.
In our pain and loss, we actually found the TRUE BLESSINGS of God.
We found His PEACE that passes all understanding,
we found His PROVIDENCE for our every need,
we found His GRACE to walk through the valley, and so much more.
The greatest thing…
… I found was a deep, DEEP RELATIONSHIP with the God of the Ages.
I found His LOVE for me so sweet.
His tender FORGIVENESS for leaving Him behind in the dust as I “ministered to others in His Name”. You see, I really wasn’t doing it all in His Name.
But, oh the JOY, I found in being still before Him.
(In my case, literally still. I couldn’t move without excruciating pain.)
I found HIS WORD so fulfilling.
What an amazing God we have. And so many do not even see it.
And so many do not even see it.
Do YOU see it?
Count Those Blessings!
Here’s an old hymn we seldom sing anymore. Even then it was only sung at Thanksgiving. But truly it is a song for lifting one another up. See if you don’t agree.
Count Your Blessings by Guy Penrod