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Blessings

A couple of months ago I heard a song on the radio I really liked.  The song, Blessings, is by Laura Story.  In it, she outlines how God's grace is seen through our trials, hardships, and even pain.  One of my favorite books of the Bible is Job.  It might sound strange but I love to study and learn about suffering.  It is because in our suffering and in our weakness we see God's mercy and grace more clearly.  We should be overwhelmed with amazement in seeing God's hand in our lives.  Unfortunately, our amazement at times centers around ourselves.  I'm thankful that God reminds me of his blessings and his Sovereign care even when hardship and pain comes.  Here are the lyrics to the song that I hope will be an encouragement to you as you follow Christ... 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

The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised (Job 1:21).