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Blessings by Laura Story

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I was asked two weeks ago to sing a solo at church this upcoming Sunday. I spent the last week and a half trying to figure out what song to sing.

The theme of the service is “Potter’s Hands.” The idea that we are shaped and made to be the people that we are by God. He makes us into the people that He desires us to be.

Over the last several months “Blessings” by Laura Story has been a blessing (no pun intended!) in my life. The words have spoken to my heart through my struggles in a way that no other song was able to.

Although it does not specifically speak of the Potter’s hands, it does speak of how His hands are in our lives. It speaks of how He touches and shapes us, even through our troubling times.

Tonight I want to share the lyrics with you. I have no rights to these words. I am not even sure if it is legal for me to reproduce them here. But I wanted to allow you to have the chance to read through these words that Laura Story so carefully penned. Also, I will include the youtube video so that you can hear her sing her powerful words. Hopefully these words will speak to your heart as they did to mine.

 

“Blessings” by Laura Story

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

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 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

When friends betray us

When darkness seems to win, we know

The pain reminds this heart

That this is not, this is not our home

‘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 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 rains, the storms, the hardest nights

Are Your mercies in disguise

Blessings on you and your family,

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Author: adaynasmile

I am a "domestic engineer" who enjoys dabbling in a variety of different artistic endeavors. I am blessed to be the wife of a wonderful man, and the mother of three handsome young men. These four men are the light of my life. Our life has a different set of challenges from many people, as we live the life of a military family, supporting my husband as he serves in the Air Force. The older boys are also Irish Twins, and are almost exactly 9 months apart. S was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2011, which has brought its own challenges. T was diagnosed with hypoglycemia in September 2012. We live a hard life but one we wouldn't trade for the world. This blog is a place for me to share our life stories, my creative experiments, links to various things that I discover online, and any random thoughts that I may have. Thanks for checking it out!

One thought on “Blessings by Laura Story

  1. Pingback: Blessings « ~♥~ Faith's Updates ~♥~

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