02 August 2011

blessings ~

This weekend a sweet friend sang this song in church.
It is a familiar song to me, and to many -
but for some reason, the Lord chose 
this Sunday to speak to me.

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

It made me think of my blog, and how
the Lord has used it as an amazing
piece to the story of my life.

'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

I've been reunited with past friends.
I've connected with family in a way I never knew possible.
(among MANY others!)
that have shown me strength in their life
that helped me when I was weak.

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

The Lord comforted me in this song -
He assured me that while I have a deep cry of my heart
that He knows better; 
that while it is painful - He *could* be protecting me
from an even greater hurt.
I have no idea what hurt that *could* mean ...
but He promises in the Bible over and over
to never turn His back on me.

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

The loving reassurance that He is faithful
even when I'm distant from Him,
when I'm doubting if He even does love me,
that His love doesn't look like how WE
think it SHOULD look...who are
WE to say what it SHOULD look like, anyway!?

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not our home

And so - in the 11th hour of this Monday night -
I need to tell you about the giveaway!
(you thought I forgot?)

Well, tomorrow - {Wednesday} - I will
post about it in deatil.

Pinky promise ;)


Lissa said...

you bless me so! You are my friend! It's so hard to always remember that God is completely in control when we're not getting our way! (I'm talking to me here about the whole cali thing.) I'm so thankful for you!!! Your tender heart will touch many! God will use you- IS using you! I wish we could get together at the luggage room tonight and share some laughs and possibly tears over - pizza!

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Farmgirl Paints said...

beautiful song girlie. love your heart.

a.love said...

i love the song
i love your heart
i love you
and the REALNESS of what God gave us through our blogs.
I'd say "who knew?" but HE did!

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oH my! what a wonderful song..

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