Count Your Blessings Instead of Your Fears

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Count your blessings instead of your fears as you step into 2018. I began doing this last year and I plan on doing it this New Years too. I shared the details (and pictures) about it on HeartWings Blog this week. If you’re curious–and if you want to be inspired–please click here: Traditions of Thankfulness that Bless

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When worries whirl around in our minds
May we give them to God instead
Because strength is found in trusting Him
To quiet the storms in our heads
When worries fan the flames of fear
May we cast them at Christ’s feet
Because He will hem us in with His hand
And our enemies He’ll defeat.
~ wlm

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Count Your Blessings Instead of Your Fears wendylmacdonald.com

In peace I will lie down and sleep,

for you alone, LORD,

make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8 NIV

New Year’s Blessings ~ Wendy

Besides counting more blessings in 2018, I’ve chosen the word: listen. I hope to listen and learn more.

What word or resolution have you chosen for 2018?

In case you missed it–here’s the written version of a favorite Christmas memory of mine that I shared on Two Drops of Ink blog; click here: A Christmas Prayer 

Attention fellow word nerds: In my just under 6 minute podcast this week I share a new-to-me word I learned. I also talk about how to battle fear and anxiety. If you’re curious, click here: He Hems Us In

 

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16 thoughts on “Count Your Blessings Instead of Your Fears

  1. Awesome post! I do not do new year resolutions, but I do remind myself with every new year my “word”. My word, as strange as it may sound, is never. Never look back in regret as everything is part of the learning curve. Never wish for the things that will break your heart. Never see things as only black and white (most things, anyway). And most of all and probably the most important; never let the trials of life make you bitter and resentful.

    I love the snow clip. I love to see freshly falling snow on the tree branches.

    1. Thank you, dear Liz. Never is always a wise choice when tempted to be bitter. And I love your wisdom concerning regrets. Blessings for 2018 as you trust God to safely lead you through all the learning curves of life. xo

  2. Great advice, Wendy. Dwelling on our blessings instead our fears is powerful medicine. God has blessed us in so many ways, beginning with sending His Son to suffer and die for us. God is so good.
    Happy New Year, my friend.

    1. Thank you, Bill. Amen to “God is so good.” He’s so good that the things He tells us to do are good for us too (“medicine”). He tells us to give thanks IN everything and then we receive strength, peace, and joy IN the midst of the not-so-good. Gotta love a God who cares that much for us. Blessings to you and Mary for 2018. You and your wife are an awesome inspirational team, dear friend; keep shining His Unshakable Hope.

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