Count Your Blessings

I can't say I'm experiencing a great deal of circumstantial turbulence right now, (just a wee bit), but I definitely have my ups and downs like we all do. Today has been a good reminder that no matter how heavy things can get at times emotionally, spiritually, relationally, etc., God still gives us moments of clarity and beauty in the midst of it.

Like when you get the apartment to yourself, and you're dancing with the music turned way up. And you know that just for a minute, you get to be alone, just you and God, and you wonder if your dance makes Him smile.

Take a minute to enjoy the simple but profound thoughts found in this cherished old hymn penned in 1897.

Count Your Blessings
by Johnson Oatman, Jr.

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 has done.


Count your blessings,
name them one by one, Count your blessings,
see what God has done! Count your blessings,
name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has 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 disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

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FaithChristine said...

Hi! It's May now! Time for another blog appearance by Rachel! :-)

Rachel E. Watson said...

LOL! yeah, sometime soon... :)