Posted by: Anne | May 14, 2011

Blessings

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 us 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
And 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

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And 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?

(Hear the song at YouTube. Lyrics were found here.)

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Responses

  1. This afternoon I was driving through the devestation of Alberta City (area of Tuscaloosa, AL), dark clouds literally hanging over our heads, the first raindrops of a spring shower beginning to fall when I first heard this song on my Christian radio station (which, of course, didn’t identify the song or the artist. It’s one of the few things I don’t like about WDJC). This tornado left behind our own personal war zone literally splitting our city in half. The song brought tears to my eyes and I thank you for identifying it for me. We have been so blessed by many volunteers and offerings, but it is good to be reminded that God has intended good for us, even through the storms of life. That this world is not our home, not in it’s present form anyway. How grand the new one will be when Jesus can wrap His own arms around us!

  2. You’re welcome for the thank you – and thank *you* for the comment! The song brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it, and I definitely had the tornadoes in mind when I posted the lyrics. (One of the tornadoes touched down VERY close to my mother’s house, and many of the people we know had major damage.)


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