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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mercies in disguise

Some things in life are funny. Others are not. Some days are good days; others you'd like to skip. Accidents happen. Some involve spilled milk, others involve bruised knees, still others result in towed cars.

Today was one of those days. At bedtime I told the kids that I thought we needed a good worship song to dwell on before heading to bed. Shoun suggested Laura Story's Blessings. It was a very appropriate ending to our day.

"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 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"

Simply praying for sleep for the Kings tonight, knowing that God is in control of that which we don't understand and knowing our hope lies in One who is greater than us.

Good night.

1 comment:

  1. That song has been poignant in my life, and I know in the lives of so many others around me. Just to even think that maybe those things we think of as "trials" really might be blessings is such a switch. I don't know details, but I pray you can really experience God's mercies today. Love you Kings :)

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