2016-07-25 Burdens & Blessings
ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
July 25, 2016
This is a letter to our friends –
Burdens and Blessings
Do you remember singing, “Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Count your many blessings. See what God has done.” Certainly, that is good advice.
How about, “Count your burdens …” It occurs to me that burdens and blessings are the same thing. The difference is in how you look at them!
It is a given that God knows and loves each of us as individuals. (Some may not choose to accept that – but – truth is not changed by our choices!) Thus whatever situations occur in your life are permitted by a loving God.
Most life situations are the result of our choices (good or bad) which God uses to teach us about responsibility. Other life situations have not involved our choices: aging parents, failed economies, wars…
Bottom line – God wants the best for each of us. What seem like “burdens” then become opportunities to want the same thing God wants. Each “burden” becomes a blessing.
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