What does being blessed look like?
- 2014 Feb 07
You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. Matthew 5:3 (MSG)
My husband and I lay in bed, and I spoke into the darkness, “We’re so blessed!”
I know it seems counterintuitive to say that while he is struggling with cancer, but I meant it.
In the midst of this storm I have felt held by God, cared for by the one who is most careful with me. I have felt blessed to be alive.
Perhaps this is one of the most valuable lessons I have learnt over the last two years:
being blessed isn’t the same as being given good things or having an easy time. (tweet this)
So often in the past I have called myself blessed when something good happens.
I am blessed when a friend gives me tickets to concert or I am blessed when I am chosen for my dream job.
When I believe that I am only blessed when I experience good things, it is easy to forget that I am blessed all the time, whether my circumstances look like a blessing or curse.
Matthew 5:3 puts it like this:
I am blessed when I’m at the end of my rope. With less of me there is more of God and his rule. (tweet this)
Whenever I find myself in a place where I have more of God than anything else I am blessed.
Comprehending this has changed everything for me.
When my blessings aren’t dependent on the situations I find myself in, it’s easier to lie in the midst of all my problems, battles and struggles and say, “I am so blessed!”
Ponder: What can you thank God for today?
Prayer: Jesus, open my eyes to see your blessings in every circumstance. Amen. (tweet this)
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