"...Our notation of our trials is very apt to present them in exaggerated number, but when we come to count our mercies, as a usual rule, our tendency is to diminish them. We magnify the host of our troubles, and we underestimate the armies of our benefits." -Spurgeon
"We are apt to forget an ocean of mercies, because of one drop of affliction." -Spurgeon
These quotes from Spurgeon were convicting for me, as I know as much as I don't like to admit it...all too often it is true of me. I don't want to forget the many mercies of the Lord to me! I hope these things are an encouragement to you like they were to me to be remembering the many mercies of the Lord in spite of whatever we may be going through, and being thankful to Him. ♡
"I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth."
This morning I read another blogger's post that mentioned about the great faithfulness and mercies of the Lord...and ever since, this song has been in my mind, which I'm thankful for!
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
It has also been an encouragement to me in recent days to remember that our Lord reigns over all...and especially remembering how faithful and merciful He is!
"The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof."