B is for Blessings

B is for Blessings

James 1:12

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”


Hi everyone. Thanks for joining me for my second video in the series, The ABC’s of Contentment. Today’s letter is B for blessings. I’m wearing a tiara because it goes with today’s verse. (Recite the verse).

I volunteer at my local hospital. Many times, I’ve heard people say, “Rachael, you’re such a blessing.” I appreciate that, and I reply and say, “Thank you. I love being here because it gives me a sense of fulfillment. People are always looking for ways to help a person with a disability. That’s fine, but I like showing people I can give back too.” People respond back with, “Thank you for what you do.” I reply, “My pleasure.” One time, a man who was in a wheelchair as a patient became a volunteer shortly after he got out of the hospital because I visited him.

A song I like by Laura Story is called “Blessings.” The chorus goes:

“What if Your blessings come through raindrops?

What if Your healing comes through tears?

What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?”

Amen. If you’re interested in knowing the story behind the song by Laura Story, you can look it up. When going through hardships, we should ask, “What’s the blessing here? What’s God trying to teach me?” There’s always a purpose. The question is, are we willing to learn what it is? That’s it for week two. See you next week when we talk about how C is for Contentment. God Bless!

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