Mercies in Disguise?

This past Sunday, in our evening service, we received one of the most God-glorifying, gospel-exalting, grace-dispensing testimonies we have heard in a long time. As one of our members gave God glory, for His ongoing work of grace in the life of a young woman abused for much of her earthly life, most of us were moved to tears of joy.

After he finished his testimony, he asked a group of young ladies to come forward and sing “Blessings” by Laura Story. If you are not familiar with this song then you need to be. Whatever your trial is—and we all have at least one—this song will minister deeply to your heart. Below are the lyrics. Listen to it here.

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 is 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
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not our home

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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