Meaning of Blessed
“It’s been a chance for God to really show my family what it means to be blessed.”
A friend recently posted the above quote on Facebook. I saw it the day after she brought her 3-year-old daughter home from the hospital. The little girl spent a few days there because of diabetic complications. Until her blood sugar spiked at 600, the family didn’t know that she even had diabetes. The parents say they know this diagnosis will mean a lot of changes and adjustments in their lives, but that they can see God working through the situation.
My friend’s comment on how God is showing them what it really means to be blessed really got to me. I think God has used this to show a lot of people what it means to be blessed. I know He is showing me.
Money is tight for my family. My husband and I have been so stressed that we’ve been arguing a lot lately. The boys are fighting a lot. My 3-year-old is having trouble with potty training, which adds to the stress. My computer died, which makes blogging extremely difficult. Sometimes I wonder if God really cares.
Then I think about my friends. One has a daughter just diagnosed with a life-changing illness, but is focusing on the good things God is doing in her life. Another had two children involved in a horrible accident at the beginning of November. Rather than focusing on her anger over the death of her 4-year-old son, she is focused on the blessings of her 10-year-old daughter’s rapid recovery.
These two women have reasons to be angry with God, to feel like He has turned away from them. Shoot, even a friend who is facing a divorce after nearly 15 years of marriage is more at peace with God than I have been lately.
So just what is my problem? God has filled my life with more blessings than I can count. Maybe if I could find a way to focus on those rather than on what I don’t have I would be in a much better place.