Yes, I do believe God grants blessings. We must understand that some blessings are granted and some might not be recognized as blessing. An unanswered prayer might even be a real blessing. When you see the little old lady at your forty year class reunion, you remember asking God to help set you up with her. You sure are glad He overlooked that one. God always knows what is in our best interest when he receives our prayers. He probably checks out how humble our worldly attitude is as he makes his final decision, on granting a blessing that has been prayed for.
Do you answer the common greeting how are you? “I am blessed.” If you do, you’re probably aware of God’s blessings in your life. We spend much of our time trying to sort out what blessings are and if they are from God. Many of the things that happen to us daily seem like blessings, because they make us feel good. We might take for granted our real blessing coming from God.
God is in the business of granting blessings. We just have to trust Him with how they are received by us. Satan also grants things to happen. He would have us think that some of those things that make us so happy are from God. Winning the lottery might seem like a great blessing. If it ruins your life after a binge of selfish, extravagant living, it surely is not a blessing from God.
It is God’s wish that people trust him with their daily lives. He has a life plan for each one of us. God gives us the freedom to choose how our life walk will be carried out. He is not a dictator who demands certain actions from us. It is his wish that we live lives according to his commandments. Living that life is an impossible task, our human nature usually finds us following the easy road. When we do trust God with our daily lives, he will bless us by showing us the way and giving us the strength we need.
Our wants and our needs are always in conflict. Our wants usually cause us to go the wrong way, our needs can become adjustable. When we finally trust in the fact that God will supply all of our needs we are home free. We then start to recognize that the blessings we receive are from God and we can be happy in all circumstances.
We are living in a sinful world were traps and snares can easily catch us and lead us in the wrong direction. Problems of modern day living can keep us from even thinking that there are such things as blessing. Each new day will have troubles of its own, only through trust in God’s blessings can those troubles be overcome.
As long as we are in this world, we will continue to wonder about blessings. Being able to get out of bed to greet a new day can be a blessing. Good health is a genuine blessing. Be thankful for all your blessings everyday, not just on turkey day.