A Simple Exercise to Put Your Blessings into Perspective

Is today a “down” day? Are your children suffering from a serious case of the “ungrateful bug”? Do you feel distracted and unfocused in your walk with God?

Here’s a simple exercise to put your blessings back into their proper perspective.

STEP 1: Get a piece of paper and something with which to write.

STEP 2: Read Psalm 124. A Song of Ascents. Of David.

___ If it had not been the LORD who was on our side—
_____ let Israel now say—
___ if it had not been the LORD who was on our side
_____ when people rose up against us,
___ then they would have swallowed us up alive,
_____ when their anger was kindled against us;
___ then the flood would have swept us away,
_____ the torrent would have gone over us;
___ then over us would have gone
_____ the raging waters.

___ Blessed be the LORD,
_____ who has not given us
_____ as prey to their teeth!
___ We have escaped like a bird
_____ from the snare of the fowlers;
___ the snare is broken,
_____ and we have escaped!

___ Our help is in the name of the LORD,
_____ who made heaven and earth.

STEP 3: Write these words across the top of your piece of paper:

“IF IT HAD NOT BEEN THE LORD WHO WAS ON MY/OUR SIDE…”

STEP 4: Take 15 minutes to personally answer David’s 3,000-year-old call for reflection. Fill in the blank. Make a bullet-point list.

STEP 5: Bow your head and incline your heart in prayer to the God who has preserved Psalm 124 that you might read it and be reminded today.

___ Our help is in the name of the LORD,
_____ who made heaven and earth.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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