Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blessings

Blessings, ah, blessings...

When you are deep in despair and your life seems so uncertain it can honestly be tough to see the blessings in life. But I want to stay positive and so today I have decided to list some blessings...

 - My friends are such a blessing to me. I can't believe how supportive and loving they have all been. I am blessed to know that they love my son so much. This is a blessing! 
 - I keep waking up every morning - that's a blessing.
 - I have a rough over my head - that's a blessing.
 - I have clothes and food and water - that's a blessing.
 - I have God - HUGE BLESSING!!!
 - My son - my son is a living breathing testimony to God's love and grace. Being born early, living in the hospital for the first 69 days of life, 3 years later - perfect in every way. B-L-E-S-S-I-N-G!!!!

But, what if...what if his blessings come out of tragedy? 

Have you all heard the song Blessings by Laura Story??? It very seriously speaks to my life right now. I adore it and it makes you think and appreciate all in your life. Because we aren't promised tomorrow, we aren't promised an easy road...there are things that will hurt us, bug us, challenge our faith - but like the song says, it's in those times, we can find 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 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

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?
And 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 that 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?"

2 comments:

jen said...

one of my favorite songs right now... mercies in disguise. love.

Carrie said...

I love this song, it is so amazing. I cry every single time I hear it!!! So glad for the ways God is blessing you!