Friday, July 8, 2011

Time Out ...

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 the 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?

And what if the 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
It's 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'm writing to say that I am taking a time out. There have been many months of heart ache and trial in my personal life and so I need to step back from ... everything. This little insignificant blog is really nothing but a journal of love for my family, but keeping it up necessitates time and a small amount of creativity that I feel too drained to accomplish for now. So all of you dear family folk who have birthdays and anniversaries in the near future, please do not have your feelings hurt that I am not posting special pictures or greetings.

Thank you to the person who brought this song, "Blessings," to my attention yesterday. I had never even heard of the writer before or the song, but it has brought me deep comfort and encouragement.

"You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment You know where I am." Psalm 139.3

3 comments:

judy hand said...

Beautiful song lyrics and pictures, Carol. Sure hits the nail on the head.

loisgroat said...

I love love that song. And I am praying for you.

sabrina said...

I love that song too Mom! Still praying!