Have you ever heard of the phrase, count your blessings? No matter how bad things are going, you should always count your blessings. Look at the positive side of things. Be optimistic. God has blessed us with so many things in this world: the existence of today, our family, our friends, our pets, and more. Making a list of all the blessings that God has given you should be the first step in getting closer to God. When you wake up each morning, you should go to the list and thank God for all those blessings, especially during difficult times.
We are going to face hardships and despair in this life. Counting the blessings that you have received from God is a way you can lighten those burdens. But the ultimate blessing that we have is the faith in our Savior Jesus Christ. In Galatians 3:14, it says, “He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit” (New International Version). Knowing that we have God in the Spirit guiding us, walking with us and carrying us can lighten the gloomiest of days.
In It’s My Testimony: A Devotional Journal for Women by Women, there are countless stories of how God has blessed beyond measure. It is a thirty-one day devotional written by thirty women from all walks of life, cultures and creeds. Reading stories of how God has blessed others will surely help our outlook. It will bless you indeed.