My brother is headed to college in a couple of weeks (far far away) and so we sang in church today. Singing with Will is about the only thing that keeps me from passing out (I get TERRIBLY nervous before singing in church). I love him, and I love this song. Kurt was on call today and had to miss, and so our friend taped it for him to see. This song ("Blessings" by Laura Story) is really simple, but very profound. We've all ached, wondered where God was, why we're experiencing what we're experiencing. Our adoption particularly comes to my mind, as we're in an uncertain period right now. But God has promised to be faithful, and He HAS been. There have been so many times He's given us mercies in disguise. Happy Sunday. :)
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, this is not our home
It’s 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?