Thank you, Lord, I am blessed. Whatever state I am in, I’m blessed. If I am poor in spirit, mine is the kingdom of heaven. If I mourn, I will be comforted. If I am gentle, I will inherit the earth. If I hunger and thirst for righteousness, I will be satisfied. If I am merciful, I will receive mercy. If I am pure in heart, I will see you. If I am a peacemaker, I will be called your child. If I have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, mine is the kingdom of heaven. If people insult me and persecute me, and falsely say all kinds of evil against me because of you, I will rejoice and be glad, for my reward in heaven is great; thank you for your blessings. Praise and glory, Lord Jesus!
I count it all joy, Lord, to consider what you have done for me, and the work you are still completing in me. I find joy in this morning, even this afternoon and night; all day every day you are my Rock, my Fortress, and Shield. When I am weak, you are truly where I find my strength. When I have sorrow, you are my comfort and peace. Whether the sun shines or clouds gloom walking down this narrow road, you are with me every step. I find my joy in you, not in what goes on around me, but it’s in your presence, under the shadow of your wings. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Praise and glory to you alone, my Lord, my Jesus!