We may think and believe that we are truly hard done by at this time, but we are truly blessed in so many ways, but many more are not as fortunate:
Here are just three of God’s blessings for us – but there are many many more in the Bible – so please have a look for yourself:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Jeremiah 17: 7-8
Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
So as we count our blessings, please do think about those who do not have as much as we do – and are not so blessed – and thank God for all his marvellous gifts.