Friday, March 18, 2011

I [heart] music!

truth #6 – I am obsessed with music.  I’d listen to music all day every day if I could.  I enjoy a large array of music – my CD book and iPod are proof of that =)  Most recently the song Blessings by Laura Story has touched me.

On Wednesday night I saw this song posted on Jess’ blog The Macs but I didn’t have time to listen to it or read the lyrics because it was getting late and I needed to head to bed.  Well, while I was driving to meet with a client on Thursday and was thinking about my Grammie and how much I miss her this song came on the radio.  I knew as soon as I heard the title it was the song Jess had posted and I felt my heart instantly open because these were words I needed to hear.  I was so touched by the words.. in many ways that I just can’t quite describe.. they really spoke to my heart.  Obviously we face difficult situations in our lives that are so painful and some of us wonder, where is God in this.. why would God do this.. it just doesn’t make sense.. I don’t understand God’s plan.. why can’t He just take the pain away and make things better again.. why me God, why me?

But maybe these are the trials we need to face to know that God’s promise is true, God is real, God is love.  Maybe, as the song says, God’s blessings come through raindrops, the hard times, the sleepless nights, the tears.  He is the Almighty Father, in control and worthy of all our love, no matter what.

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 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

Thanks for posting about this song Jess.. had I not seen it on your blog I don’t think I would have paid as much attention to it as I did.  And I have to admit, while listening to the song I couldn’t help but think of you, your family and your beautiful Cora.  You are an inspiration to all, so thank you!

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