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Naming Your Blessings During Difficult Times

Wow!  Last week brought the coldest temperatures I have ever felt.  I live in the Texas Hill Country, where single digit temps with a chill factor of below 0 are uncommon.  And days on end of snow and ice, rolling power blackouts, and angst about whether my plumbing pipes would burst.  I'm extremely cold natured, and I can tell you that I had on so many layers of clothes that I looked like I was ready for Siberia.

I know that those of you who live in some of our northern states and are used to these kinds of temperatures for several months, not just a few days, probably think I'm a wimp.  But we're not prepared for that kind of weather.

I hope and pray that all is well with all those who also experienced such a wintry and dangerous storm.

I am very blessed.  No burst water pipes.  All the snow and ice are gone.  Temp rose to 79 degrees today!  My bones and muscles are happy.

But that's not the only reason I'm blessed.  I pray a lot every day of my life.  I feel Jesus' presence with me more often than not.  His love surrounds me and fills me, no matter what else is happening.  His joy floods my soul and keeps me more patient with external events that I would ordinarily be.

And so, through the storms of life, and the storms brought on by weather, He is with me -- yes, even when my old self is tempted to let anxiety take over.

What about you?  Can you name your blessings?  Can you feel the thanksgiving take over any other emotion that might come your way?

Leave me a comment.

And remember, you're awesome!  And God holds you in the palm of His hand.

2021 © Dorothy Gremillion


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