Psalm 103:1-5 (NASB) Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your disease; who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with loving-kindness and compassion; who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
Count your blessings! That’s a phrase that is often repeated by everyone. Sometimes when you’re going through a rough time…those are the last words you want to hear. When you’re told that the thoughts in your head range from…‘sure’ to…‘I know, but you don’t know what I’m going though’, to ‘but you don’t understand what’s going on in my life right now’. How do I know? Because they have run through my mind a time or two. But when we do count our blessings with an open heart and mind – we begin to see and realize just what God has already done for us. When we see this we know that if He never did another thing for us, our salvation is the greatest of all.
Let’s bless the name of the Lord. Let’s praise Him for all He has done and all He continues to do in and through us. He deserves all the glory and praise we have to offer Him no matter what we are going through at the moment.
My prayer is that I never cease to praise the name of the Lord…that if I am going through a rough time I praise Him even more…that people around me can see where I get my joy, peace, and strength from – my Lord, Jesus Christ. How about you?