Lately, a number of our relatives, as well as the relatives of some of our close friends have had some very serious health issues. A few of our close friends have had some family members die in the past few weeks and lately it feels like every time we talk to someone we hear more bad news. In talking to a friend yesterday we mentioned that we aren't questioning God or angry with him, but we do have a sense of confusion as to why some of these things are happening. The lyrics of the song below was a great reminder that even in hard times (darkness closing in) as Christians we still need to say "Blessed be Your Name". I also appreciated the lyric: "My heard will choose to say". Each of us has a choice to have an attitude of faith, and I'm working on trying to have that kind of heart.
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 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 Blessed be Your name On the road marked with suffering Though there's pain in the offering Blessed be Your name