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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

blessings.

The words to this song get knotted up in my throat each time I hear it play on the radio. Hopefully many of you can relate.


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
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

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

8 comments:

Amanda said...

I've never heard this song, but it's great! It reminds me of one of my favorites by Nicole Nordeman called, "Gratitude" Check it out. Love you!

~The Neaves Nest~ said...

Ahhh one of my favorite. I get teary eyes everytime i hear it. A friend sent the song a couple of months back and every time I hear it I pray that I will be thankful for the hard times in life and know that "the struggles of this life are his mercies in disguise"

Love it!

Chassidy said...

That's one my favorite songs right now as well!! I too get teary...so true so true that blessing may not always come as we had hoped and planned but in fact they are still blessings!

The Nanny Family said...

One of my favorites too - and so true!

adrianne + will said...

LOVE this song! I heard it a few weeks ago and could not hardly contain myself. I broke out in tears while driving down the highway. This really makes you think about the perspective of things that seem so challenging in the moment.

The Skains Family said...

I LOVE this song too. THanks for posting it. It's a great reminder of all the unknown way GOd is working in our lives.

~*~Jeny~*~ said...

Wow, I hadn't heard this one before, but I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for sharing.
:@)

The Coopers said...

I love this one too! I get choked up when it comes on the radio too