When you're trying to figure out what being blessed looks like

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Matthew 5:3 bible verse
You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. Matthew 5:3 (MSG)

My husband and I lay in bed, and I spoke into the darkness, “We’re so blessed!”

I know it seems counterintuitive to say that while he is struggling with cancer, but I meant it. 

In the midst of this storm I have felt held by God, cared for by the one who is most careful with me. I have felt blessed to be alive.

Perhaps this is one of the most valuable lessons I have learnt over the last two years: 
being blessed isn’t the same as being given good things or having an easy time(tweet this)

So often in the past I have called myself blessed when something good happens.

I am blessed when a friend gives me tickets to concert or I am blessed when I am chosen for my dream job.

When I believe that I am only blessed when I experience good things, it is easy to forget that I am blessed all the time, whether my circumstances look like a blessing or curse. 

Matthew 5:3 puts it like this:
Prayer for blessingI am blessed when I’m at the end of my rope. With less of me there is more of God and his rule. (tweet this)

Whenever I find myself in a place where I have more of God than anything else I am blessed. 

Comprehending this has changed everything

for me. 

When my blessings aren’t dependent on the situations I find myself in, it’s easier to lie in the midst of all my problems, battles and struggles and say, “I am so blessed!” 

Ponder: What can you thank God for today?

Prayer: Jesus, open my eyes to see your blessings in every circumstance. Amen. (tweet this)

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