Saturday, February 23, 2013


'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

Blessings by Laura Story is such a beautiful, almost magical song for me.
Who knows what moved her to write such deep and meaningful words about the struggle.
But I know that I for one am grateful.

Every time I hear this song I feel myself getting calm and introspective.
I don't know if I always just hear it at the right moment, or if I hear it and then it just becomes the right moment. Which ever.

The most poignant line for me is; What if the trials of this life. The rain, the storms, the hardest nights are you mercies in disguise? 
What a truly amazing thought. I love this idea that there can be a purpose in our confusion. And that there can be growth out of pain. I just can't get enough of the idea of being willing to meet God there, in that place of lonely questioning. And knowing that he will take care of "it" all. No matter what "it" is. 

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