My hard drive on my laptop is shot. It has to be replaced. I may have lost all my pictures and videos from the past year because I hadn’t backed them up yet. I had intended to, this weekend, but I did not. I am grateful for this. Why? It’s a reminder that I do need to back up my computer more often. I’ve never, in all the years I’ve owned a Personal Computer, had a hard drive failure. I’ve had hard drive failures with my work, 3 times. But never on my home PC.
As a reminder to myself, that as a Christian, I am to be grateful, I looked up some verses that refer to this:
1 Thessalonians 5:18:
18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
2Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
3Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
4Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
5I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
7The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
10All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
12They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
14The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
16The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
These are just a few, obviously. But a wonderful reminder that I should be grateful.