Why does a crisis have to come my way,
Before I feel gratitude for an ordinary day?
Why does it take the fury of life's storms,
To make me appreciate a quiet, peaceful morn?
When I hurt, it's difficult to explain
Why I failed to thank God for the absence of pain,
Or why I seldom kneel in prayer,
To express my thanks for His ever loving care.
How can I forget the comfort He supplied
When I experience loss of a loved one by my side?
Why do I take for granted God's blessing day by day
Until a barrier builds within, and God seems far away?
Forgive me Lord, for the times I fail
To appreciate all you do.
I praise You now with humble heart
Filled with gratitude to You.