Count Your Blessings

I recently counseled with an individual who was going through a very difficult time in her life. A portion of my counsel to her was to look at the ways that her trial has brought good things into her life. As we brainstormed together, we wrote them all up on a list. I encouraged her to keep this list with her and go over it often, remembering the ways in which God has shown His mercy to her.

This is the counsel of the hymn-writer, …

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.

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.

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.

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