*Originally Published on GGmandy dot com July 1, 2017
What image first comes to your mind at the word “blessings”?
Do you think of these blessings…
But let me ask you, where does that leave the one with no husband or children, no bank account or bad health?
This thought became real to me …
when I lost my health, and then my husband lost his job, and subsequently our home.
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 tangible things but 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,
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.
I wasn’t leaning on Him FOR GUIDANCE and DIRECTION. I had taken hold of the reigns and was running the show myself.
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.
Do YOU see it?
Count Those Blessings!
‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindropsblessings by Laura Story
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
Pastor’s Wife (retired) & Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.