My sister heard this song on the radio last week and told me that I had to listen to it. You have to listen to it too. The words made me cry. SO good.
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 the 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
As long as we have faith to believe
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
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
The words to this song really spoke to me as I often struggle with that word “blessing”. We prayed and prayed for Cora’s healing and then when she died wondered if God had heard our cries. And not only did we wonder if He had heard our cries but also the cries of many others who were so faithfully praying along with us. We were begging the Lord to heal our daughter and yet Cora was not healed her on earth. Where was the blessing in that? Cora’s death felt like a curse not a blessing. And again this week as I hear about the suffering and heartache going on around the world I wonder how God can be working amidst such huge tragedy.
Are God’s ways so hard to understand? Yes. Do I still have so many questions? Yes. But I am reminded that I serve a God who loves me way too much to give me lesser things. He always gives me exactly what I need. He gives me the best. I may not understand His ways, but He has given me so many promises in His Word and I have to choose to trust Him.
Life is full of disappointments. But one thing we can be sure of is that when we put our hope in the Lord we will not be disappointed. What an amazing promise. The disappointment and pain are reminders that this world can’t satisfy us. It reminds this heart that this is not our home.
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