Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blessings

This song reminded me today that my suffering has a purpose far beyond what I can see. I've never longed for Jesus like I do in times of suffering.



Blessings by Laura Story

We pray for blessings; we pray for peace,
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep.
We pray for healing, for prosperity.
We pray for your mighty hand to ease our suffering.

All the while, you hear each spoken need.
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things.

Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops?
What if your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know you're near?

What if trials of this life, are your mercies in disguise?

We pray for wisdom, your voice to hear.
We cry in anger when we cannot feel you near.
We doubt your goodness; we doubt your love,
As if every promise from your word is not enough.

All the while, you hear each desperate plea.
And long that we'd have faith to believe.

Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops?
What if your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know you're near?

What if trials of this life are your mercies in disguise?

When friends betray us, when darkness seems to win,
We know the pain reminds this heart that this is not, this is not our home.
It's not our home.


Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops?
What if your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know you're near?

What if my greatest disappointments, or the aching of this life,
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy?


And what if trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights,
Are your mercies in disguise?

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing this. It was a blessing to me today. I might just have to re-post it to facebook. :)

Kate said...

Have you heard the story behind this song? It's incredible. She tells it in a youtube video somewhere and it's just inspiring to know she wrote it when dealing with such pain.

Qavah said...

Thanks for pointing this out, Kate! I had not heard her tell this before. For those interested, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDiTuSLSJB8