Ready and waiting for all who run to you to escape an unkind world.”
Ps 31- The Message
In the struggles of life, blessings can seem far removed from us. I know that when I am in the thick of things, looking for blessings is the farthest thing from my mind. I want solutions – I want to make things happen – I want bad times resolved or removed.
But life does not alter reality in order to make it easier for us.
Over Thanksgiving, I visited a dear friend who was losing his battle with cancer while his loving wife tended to his needs. It had been an ongoing struggle for some time. I asked her how she was doing.
At the end of each day, she said, her husband and her would think of at least one blessing they had received that day – no matter how small. It gave them joy, smiles, peace, strength, hope and assurance that God was with them on this journey.
I know in my own life’s experiences, when I stop trying to make something happen over which I have no control, and simply let God take over and focus instead on blessings, I not only get peace, but renewed energy and expanded hope.
May your blessings continue past this Thanksgiving and that they will touch your heart and may you sing and praise God that you are not alone.