Thursday, March 8, 2012

Just thinking...

Do you ever have those days when you realize life is whizzing by seems the days are just melding together. Kids fighting, crying, house messy, cluttered and just bleh!!!
Well, we got home from our family hike and Peter was flipping out, I mean really flipping out. So I deposited him on the floor in the hallway to let him cry/scream it out on his own and I went to the piano to drown him out and help me keep calm. I played one of my favorites How Great Thou Art and then I flipped open my hymn book and just played where it opened to which was Count Your Many Blessings. This song spoke to my soul today.

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 hath done.
Count your blessings;
Name them one by one.
Count your many blessings;
See what God hath done.

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

3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold.
Count your many blessings; money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.

4. 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.

The message in this song today for me was loud and clear. I am grateful that I opened my hymn book to this song today because it gave me perspective! NO matter what I do the Lord will always be there for me, He will always be patiently waiting for me to humble myself and come to him.

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