Pastor David Hartgrove, Crossroads Cathedral Assembly of God
Count your blessings. In our hymn book, there is a hymn called, “ Count your blessings” . It is page 309. It is one of the most requested songs when we ministry at nursing homes. We know of
course that it is almost impossible to “count our blessings” because our blessings are too many to count. Someone may object and point out all the problems and troubles of the day. Life is not without problems and troubles most certainly. The Bible is replete with accounts of troubles endured by the patriarchs and by the saints. There is even a chapter in the book of Hebrews dedicated to those who endured troubles, temptations and sorrows while still maintaining their faith in God.and while still believing the promises given by God.
As I ponder the blessings of the Lord upon me, I think about a verse in Proverbs that is quite a statement to ponder. It is Proverbs 10:22, “ The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.” That verse seems to be a statement and yet a promise, while also seemingly contradictory to the reality of life.
For the complete column, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard