"Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land..."
It is a stinging and crushing blow to be told in one way or another that you are “no good,” or “no use to anyone” or that “you can’t be a blessing to others the way you are.” The weight of cruel words can burden a person for years. I know someone who felt that.
One Sunday at church she was asked to play the piano for a visiting soloist. As she played, she could hardly read the printed notes through tears of joy, for the words the soloist sang were, “If the Lord says you’re a blessing, then you are.”
My friend never again doubted her ability to bless others. Truly, our words can encourage or devastate. Thankfully, it is the kind words of our heavenly Father that mean more to us than the often careless comments of others. While on earth, Jesus spent much time blessing others with His words and with His touch. He addressed the deep personal needs of everyone with whom He came into contact. Through the Holy Spirit and the unchanging words of Scripture, He is still meeting the personal needs of you and me today.
We are blessed!
"WHEN WE LOSE ONE BLESSING, ANOTHER IS OFTEN MOST UNEXPECTEDLY GIVEN IN ITS PLACE."