Count Your Blessings

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Count Your Blessings

There is a Christian hymn which goes by the same name. These words speak truth into my heart.

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
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Refrain
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
*Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
[*And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.]

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Then there is the song featured in the movie “White Christmas” and sang by Bing Crosby; that also warms my heart; it goes like this:

When I’m worried and I can’t sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep counting my blessings
When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep counting my blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds
If you’re worried and you can’t sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds
If you’re worried and you can’t sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings

My life may not be exactly where I’d like it to be right now. My children aren’t perfect (so logic tells me); my husband isn’t and neither am I. My finances, forget about it. My cupboard and fridge aren’t filled with the foods I’d like them to be filled with. My closet doesn’t have a plethora of fashion choices. I don’t have many friends. There are a lot I don’t have and that aren’t the way I’d prefer them to be.

However, I do have my health; my husband and two children, who are also healthy; a place to call home; caring and loving friends and family who love us; food; clothing; books to read; a t.v to watch; water; warm beds; and the list could go on and on.

Above all these I have a Father in heaven that loves us; provides for us; guides us; feed us; clothe us; shelter us; forgive our sins and this list goes on and on too.

So I’m grateful.

When my children, husband, friends or family do something absolutely terrific.

I’m grateful

I’m grateful to be alive.

What blessings are you counting today?

By |2010-03-12T07:25:01+00:00March 9th, 2010|Encouragement, Motherhood|0 Comments

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