Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Laura Story - Blessings

My friend sent this to me last week. I forgot to listen to it until tonight. She knew when she sent it that the words would go straight to my heart. And, oh my, do they ever. Don't wait a week to listen....play it right now and then send it to a friend who might need to hear it as well. I have no doubt it will bless your heart as it has blessed mine.

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

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not our home

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

1 comment:

Nicole Riggs said...

Thank you. What a beautiful reminder. I shared it forward to my best friend. So thrilled to be one of your 100,000. Thank you for your honesty and passion for the Lord, your family and life. Nicole