And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. (Luke 6:20-21)

I resist brokenness; he blesses it. I seek satisfaction through abundance; he makes me spiritually hungry and then fills the void inside. I consider my weeping to be a personal weakness; he turns it into joy.  I’m blessed, blessed, blessed. My day-to-day experiences are not without difficulties; yet, I am able to live a blessed life. God blesses me through adversity, trials and afflictions. He is a merciful Master.

have experienced his mercy firsthand. Through sacred Scriptures, Jesus has promised to be with me always; he will never forsake me. I can persist in peril knowing that I am blessed with his help and presence. The LORD is a present help.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1) Troubles will come my way but he turns them into testimonies. I am blessed not because I am good. God is good; in his mercy and compassion he blesses me with forgiveness and favor. The Triune God bestows his favor on all who surrender their lives into his tender care.

Father, I surrender to you once more. I ask for your blessings upon my life and my witness. I come in Jesus name; I seek your purpose, power and peace. Amen.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.