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Healing a Broken Heart... Is it Really That Simple??

Updated: Jan 29, 2019


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Do you ever have a song go through your head all day long and it's just kind of there, playing over and over, in the background of your mind? That happened to me all day today. I don't recall hearing it anywhere, but in the quiet times all throughout the day, there it was.


The song is one you may remember singing as a child. It was written by a man named Johnson Oatman, Jr. in 1897. It is the classic old hymn called "Count Your Blessings."

"When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.


Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done; Count your blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.


Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly, And you will be singing as the days go by..."

Is healing a broken heart really that simple?


When the storms of life have torn you to shreds and your heart aches deep within, is there anything that can bring joy again? I believe the answer is yes! I have experienced it before and I believe I will experience it again, and you can too dear friend!


It is a simple solution, but it isn't easy to do. You see, when difficulty comes, we don't have to be swept away with the storm. We have a choice. We can focus on the wreckage left behind or we can choose to look for the rainbow in the calm after the storm. We can allow our wreckage to define us or we can defiantly choose to count our blessings instead.


Our storms would love to define us, and will, if we let them. But like the song says," Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count you many blessings, every doubt will fly, And you will be singing as the days go by."


May each of us have the strength and courage to defiantly choose to count our blessings every single day, and may our sorrows be turned into "singing as the days go by."


~Blessings dear friend



"Count Your Blessings" by Johnson Oatman, Jr., pub. 1897

Lyrics: https://www.songandpraise.org/old-hymns/count-your-blessings-hymn.htm