But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in Him.
It's hard to explain this scripture to a non believer. How can you feel blessed in the middle of troubles and trials? Once you believe, you receive a wonderful gift of peace of mind. It doesn't mean that things are easy....that simply isn't possible in this world....but it does mean that you can look at bad things with a good attitude. No, I don't always see the blessings right in the middle of the pain but if I continue to rely on the Holy Spirit and the power within me, I eventually see that the good things far outnumber the bad things. Believing is a blessing, filled with more gifts and joys than I can really imagine and understand.