Thursday, July 30, 2015

Being Grateful

Today I wanted to talk about blessings and gratefulness, which I suppose go hand in hand.  It is so imperative to remember the many blessings in your life, because they remind you of all the Lord has brought you through.  This is especially important when struggles come your way. 

At times, life seems to be going according to plan, but then you hit a road block.  Something that you never expected to be in the way is suddenly staring straight at you, and many times these events can be quite scary. 

I experienced something like this recently in my own life--a road block.  An event that I was not prepared for nor did I want to pursue.  Yet as with many incidents that come up in life, sometimes you just have to press on.  So that is exactly what I did. 

Amazingly, I am able to ask the Lord for His help in situations like these.  Otherwise, I don't know how I would endure or conquer the problem.  It is so humbling to know that the Lord is with me no matter the situation, and I can ask for His help at any moment.

I am so grateful that my road block turned out to be fine, and I know that this blessing of good news came directly from the Lord.  What would I do without the Lord's help and presence in my life when things get rocky?  I cannot even fathom that thought.  No matter what I have done, the Lord has and always will be with me. 

As usual, I am reminded of a song.  This one is by by Phillips, Craig, and Dean.  Here is the chorus to their song When God Ran:   

He (God) ran to me,
He took me in His arms,
Held my head to His chest,
Said "My son's come home again!"
Lifted my face,
Wiped the tears from my eyes,
With forgiveness in His voice He said
"Son, do you know I still love You?"

He caught me By surprise, When God ran...

Have you ever found yourself in difficult situations where you just didn't know where to turn?  Situations that you never expected to find yourself in?  Remember, the Lord is always there for you.  All you have to do is ask for His help.  Run to Him in times of trouble--Psalm 18:6.


  1. Praying for you as you go through the aftermath of this roadblock! I love that song. Listened to it yesterday! Thank you so much for sharing! This is such an encouraging post!

  2. Hey Natalie, Thank you so much for your prayers!