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Blessings

14 Jun

Ever since going to Joyful Noise Family Fest, I have had this song stuck in my head.  I have been waiting for the right chance to share it here with some reflection.  This morning, I was inspired to share it.

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 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
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

I could listen to that song over and over again.  So many times we only look for blessings that are presented from the good things in our life.  They don’t just come from there though.  Blessings come in the most difficult of times as well.  I am not sure I could fully express here how much I have found this in my life and have seen it in the lives of those close to me.  At current in my life, I am fighting through a few different things.  I do not always see the good that can come from them and often find myself discouraged.  This songs inspires me and reminds me of something that is a valuable lesson.  God is in everything, and I mean everything.  We have to remember to seek Him out, seek Jesus out, seek the workings of the Holy Spirit out…constantly.  In everything there is a blessing, we just have to be open and willing to see it, as well as give praise and thanks for it. 

This morning at mass, an elderly woman at the parish came up to me before mass and during the sign of peace.  She prayed many blessings on what I am doing.  She said she would pray that I would stick with it.  I can not count the number of times she used the word blessings.  It was like God was reminding me that I have to keep my eye out everywhere for those blessings.  I smiled, a relieving thing for one who has been struggling a lot.  God is good to me, how can I refuse Him and His blessings even when they come in disguise?

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Inner Reflection, Inspirational Music

 

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