Blessed Be the Name of the Lord….

Do you ever have it when you know a song and sing it often, but on a given day, in a given moment, the lyrics take on a whole new meaning…

Today I was at the funeral of an 11-year-old boy who died from brain cancer. His journey has been amazing in so many ways, but the weight of grief was evident today, even though we all believe in the hope of heaven and all of those spiritual truths! I am grateful that I have learned that grief is one of those things that can be difficult and painful even when we know and believe in heaven and eternity!

And so I sing this song today and I feel the words come from a deeper place in my heart.

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

I think of the land that is plentiful in my life and in the world around me. This is one of the easiest places to sing Blessed be the Name of the Lord….

Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

I think of the desert place and the wilderness and how perhaps I cry out why more than I sing Blessed be the Name of the Lord….

Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

I marvel at when the suns shining down on me and my world feels as it should be….May I never forget that every good thing is a gift from the hand of God….

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

I wonder when I will encounter the road marked with suffering again. It is my hope and prayer that I will confidently sing:

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

I reflect on the words He gives and takes away and I think of what I have lost and what I have been given….

And I know that it is a prayer of my heart that I will live the words of this song with all of my being….BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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