“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
Counting our blessings requires a shift in perspective. Our Father’s thoughts are not our thoughts, nor are His ways our ways. If we drift towards the comparative structure of societal materialism, allowing social media feeds and nightly news reports to determine how satisfied we are with the status quo of our lives, we’ll embark on a never-ending quest of never enough.
This world is marinated in worry and fear. “Paying attention to what we are grateful for puts us in a positive frame of mind,” wrote Lisa Firestone, Ph.D, for Psychology Today, “Research demonstrates that focusing on what we are grateful for is a universally rewarding way to feel happier and more fulfilled.”
The Creator of the universe holds each of His children in the palm of His hand, giving us what we need for each day. Now more than ever, we don’t know what each day will bring. Our calendars are constantly in flux as we erase and re-plan. But the chaos of the world we live in is in the capable hands of our great and good God. When we set our minds on the blessings in our lives, like the classic hymn sings, “God is over all.”