In the middle of many challenges, change, memories that are big or small, welcomed or not, refreshing or draining, there is still room to be thankful.
The old hymn; “Count Your Many Blessings” reminds us how we can have a thankful heart in the midst of life.
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.
[*And it will surprise you what the Lord 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.
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.
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.
May the words of this hymn allow you to begin to count your blessings no matter how minor they may seem and may the comfort and peace that comes guide you through this Thanksgiving season.
With a thankful heart, we continue to be blessed by you.