Blessings from God - Part 4
This is the fourth and final part of the blog series on the topic of 'Blessings'. How do we view blessings? Do we see them as coming from God, or are they just luck?
This final series is really a continuation of Part 3 which focused on whether blessings only come to those who are 'Good'.
So As Long as I’m Good Nothing Bad Will Happen Right?
So, does it mean that no bad things happen to good people? Well we know that in life, this doesn’t seem to be the case. We all know of seemingly good people who bad things happen to. Is this because they did something bad in their past? So then, what about bad things that happen to innocent children? the abduction / murder, abuse of a young child. What about that? A child is a child and doesn’t know anything about obeying God.
Well, Although God blesses us with many things, the Bible does also make it clear that believing and obeying God does not guarantee a pain free life, but it does grant us an eternity in heaven.
When in life, bad things do happen, the blessing that God will grant us is the wisdom, strength, patience and peace to overcome adversities in our lives. God may sometimes want us to experience certain things to draw closer to him. God may want us to experience a difficulty to gain the skills needed in reaching his destiny. God may allow something bad to happen in order to save your soul.
Please watch this amazing video by Ravi Zachrias who explains the importance of free will. This video gives me chills and a great joy in my heart.
So yes, bad things may happen, but that could be a blessing in disguise. Just trust in God.
So, I want to ask you today. Are you truly grateful for your blessings? I know it’s so easy to go through life, through the everyday mundane tasks and not appreciate your life. But why don’t you just take some quiet time, to just sit and think about all your blessings.
My mum always used to sing a song with the words:
“count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done”
So, think about the things you take for granted: your health, your children, your spouse, siblings, friends, job, your parents, your education, and just thank God for them. Every morning when you wake up, meditate on what you have, and feel truly grateful. Try it, it really does bring a positive start to your day.