Sometimes my mind focuses on what I don’t have
Or on all the fun that I’m missing out on
But that perspective changes for me
When I walk down certain streets
And the plight of others I see

Some may not have a home or be hungry
Others need to ask strangers for money
Yet others have physical or mental frailties
And I’m reminded worse my life could be
So my mind does 180 degrees

I may not have all I want, but got what I need
And so I go to praise from pity
Praise the Lord for the sickness from which he healed me
Praise Him for all the problems God solved miraculously
Praise Him for showing up in time of need
Praise Him that my blessings are so many
Morning and night new mercies I see
Praise Him that I’m in no state of pity.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 92:1, Hebrews 13:5
Background
Sometimes I see stuff I want or think about things I want to do to point where I can feel pitiful because I believe I’m missing out. But just a walk down some streets can change my feeling. When I see the conditions of some that I definitely wouldn’t want to be in; I start praising God for what I do have and for the state I’m in. Hebrews 13:5 tells us to be content with such things as we have for God will never forsake us and He will still bless us with the things that we pray for. But until He does, I’m going to be sure to praise Him for what He has already done. Psalm 92:3 says it is a good thing to give thanks and praise to the Lord.