‘Blessings’ by Laura Story

Felt very blessed and encouraged by the song ‘Blessings’ by Laura Story. Really felt that it spoke to me so much. The lyrics and melody are really beautiful.

Particularly moved by the line:

“What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy”

To me it was like a deeper revelation of God’s purposes when He puts us through trials. It gave me a different perspective of the disappointments, discontentment, disillusionment, discouragement that I sometimes feel.

Heard the story behind the song and how it was birthed out of a trial – about a year after she and husband were married, he had brain tumour. Encouraged that as we walk through dark moments – these can be times of great intimacy and where there are treasures of darkness, where the Lord teaches us lessons of life that cannot otherwise be learnt. In all, am encouraged and reminded that that there is a purpose for every trial that we go through.


“Blessings”

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
And 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 rain drops
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
And all the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
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

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 rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
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
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

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