“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” (Isaiah 61:10, NIV)

Too Blessed to be Stressed

If you’re like most people you can’t help but notice the many different kinds of bumper stickers on the cars around you when you’re stuck in traffic. Many of them are rude, others clever, and still others are downright distasteful. This morning I saw one, however, that challenged my heart about the way I often engage life. The bumper sticker simply said, “Too blessed to be stressed.”

I must confess that I felt convicted as I thought about those words. Generally I find myself regretting the moments in life that don’t go my way, rather than focusing on the wonderful gifts my heavenly Father has given me. Reading that simple message this morning brought me a renewed commitment to be more actively and intentionally grateful because God has been so good to me in more ways than I could ever count. With Him by my side, I really don’t have anything to be stressed about!

Psalm 107 is a song that puts us on the track to thankless thinking. The psalmist (who many think was King David) makes a plea to those whose hearts have grown cold with ingratitude, repeating four times, “Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind!” (Psalm 107:8,15,21,31). Even in the worst of times, we have much to be thankful for. Take just a moment to thank God for all of the many blessings He has showered upon you.

And, remember, we don’t need more to be thankful for, we just need to be more thankful!

Thank You

Have a blessed weekend, “Working for Christ!”

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  1. JD Blom Says:

    Reblogged this on A DEVOTED LIFE.


  2. garden2day Says:

    Very well said! Thanks for this! Have a great weekend and take care! – Amy 😀


  3. verawrites Says:

    Reblogged this on verawrites and commented:
    Good reminder, encouraging thoughts – esp for those of us celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend!


  4. coffeediva Says:

    Oh such a great reminder! Gratitude is so important! I will concentrate on my blessings today instead of my troubles. God bless you 🙂


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