I was recently introduced to this beautiful song – “Blessings” by Laura Story. It may be my new favorite song, as I could listen to its truth over and over and over again. There are a myriad of emotions that arise when I hear it or read the lyrics: I cry. I smile. I rejoice. I am convicted. I am encouraged. I am motivated to persevere. I am reminded of the point of trials. I am reminded that earth is not my home. I am reminded that the uncomfortable and painful trials of life are just as much blessings as the comfortable and happy moments. I hope you are as blessed by this song as I have been. You can hear it here and/or read the lyrics below. I put some of the phrases that I love most in bold.

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

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