Blessings

21 Jul

I love this song by Laura Story.  The words are so powerful.  What IF all the trials, struggles, and pain are God’s mercies in disguise?

Blessings

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
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

And 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?

And 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?
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?

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4 Responses to “Blessings”

  1. Andrea Crouch August 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Rachel – What a beautiful use of all your digital smarts! Thank you so much for blogging your updates so we don’t bombard you with questions yet can feel connected to our fantastic friend. So glad step 1 is done. You go girl! love, A

    • rachturner August 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

      Thanks A! Looking forward to coming back to work tomorrow and doing something normal for a change!

  2. Diana Hunsaker August 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    I just read the lyrics to a friend of mine as we were on the phone. We were both crying by the time I finished. Thanks for sharing this song and for the inspiration you give to so many people you don’t even know! Love you! Diana

  3. rachturner August 17, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    You’re sweet, Diana. It is a beautiful song. Glad you were able to share it with a friend.

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