I’ve been blessing my troubles and counting my woes,
For blessing gives mercy, don’t you suppose?
Since blessing gives favor; it’s so clear to me
That blessing recalls all the troubles I see.
Though the troubles are many, there could be many more
So blessing my troubles helps me to keep score!
I’m counting my woes, for the troubles they bring
Helps me remember the song I can sing.
No matter the darkness, there is always the Light;
And He shows me the way with His power and His might.
Though the woes are abundant, I still can keep score
Because His care is boundless with grace -, so much more!
I can number those blessings that are out of my reach
And then surely I will gain that green ole’ jealousy.
Yes, I can look at my problems and count all my woes
OR remember the bounties; then thank the Lord for those.
In counting up my troubles, I gain a better view
Of the things that I can claim – for there are myriads, not a few!
I keep remembering perspective is the authentic key
To keep my thoughts balanced and just where they should be.
I can claim the glass half-empty, or rejoice that it’s half-full;
And recognize my attitude toward troubles is the best tool.
So I’ll claim the glass has plenty for what I need today
Because tomorrow’s troubles are never here to stay.
So keep blessing your troubles and counting your woes
There’s no better way, don’t you suppose?
At this season of Thanksgiving, let your heart be free to sing
With all He gives and promises – (if He is your King).
He gives and He gives, and He gives yet again
So praise Him and thank Him forever. And ever. Amen.
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