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
As long as we 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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I’m a mother and just like most mothers, I worry and fear for my child .. I’d just found out that my daughter was using hard drugs (shooting up in her arms) . And I was devastated , to say the least. My daughter has struggled with drug addiction for 10 years, had gotten in a lot of legal trouble and eventually had to move out of state. This was very good for her addiction but mentally being apart was very difficult. I’ve been called an enabler ( by professionals ) more than once !! But I was determine to let go & let GOD guide me. She married and had two children , and although everything wasn’t perfect. She was thriving at motherhood and staying sober !! Which brings me back to 3 wks ago !! I had planned and paid for a 8 day vacation with all the family , including my daughter, her husband and 2 kids. During the week I noticed many changes in my daughters behavior and attitude. I prayed to GOD asking to please help me just “keep the peace ” on this vacation. So I said nothing !! After we returned to our homes , my son in laws grandfather passed away. He lives in my hometown. My daughter called & said they would be coming for 3/4 days and she wanted to see me. We planned 3 outings and she never showed once. I was hurt, mad, concerned, worried and every other emotion. I asked GOD why?? I cried. I begged. And then I stopped !! I said GOD I won’t ask you to change my daughter again. I ask ” Will you please change ME. The very next day I heard this song ” BLESSINGS” for the first time and I knew , GOD was speaking to me .. I went straight home and with no anger, no guilt, no judgements….. I simply sent my daughter a text with this song attached!!! She responded immediately and simply stated….. I’ve been waiting for this moment!! I’m back on drugs and I want to quite … I’m willing to get help !! I don’t know if my story will help anyone but I do know …. It has changed ME .. And your song lead me there !! Thank you from the bottom of my heart . Patty
Am so blessed with Patty’s story … I have a 27 year old son who just got caught in a buy bust operation selling drugs just this Monday, August 24, 2015. And like Patty I got so devastated! Up til now I still have my crying moments cannot help myself thinking the sad fate that happened to my son. Today I thought of listening to the song Blessings by Laura Story with my soul and spirit seeking to be ministered to. God never failed me! Amazingly God led me to read Patty’s story and I can so relate with her. Thank you Patty … Thank you Laura Story … you are God’s angels
My 10mo old granddaughter was found deceased during the night. It was horrible. Cps took our 2 yr old grandson out of the home. There has been ongoing investigations and an autopsy. Our son,this dear ones daddy, was incarcerated at the time. He was never able to meet his daughter. We have been having heartbroken, wondering what gods plan could be. Her mother has collapsed with grief and asking all those why why why questions. My sister found your song and the melody and the wonderful lyrics have helped soothe our soul. Thank you so much!!
I’m sitting in a hospital with my husband who had lost his vision, has very high blood pressure, doabetes, early renal failure, and edema. This all happened suddenly. I’ve been thinking about this song the entire time. God is going to do a great work in our hearts through all of this. I’m giving thanks in all these things. Thank you for this wonderful song.
My son has been in and out of jail for the last 10 years because of drugs. He has a 4 year old son and we are helping to raise him. His mother doesn’t really want him because she had him young and she thinks he messed her life up. My son is now back in jail even though he has been drug free for over 2 years. He missed one of this meetings with his po. The first time I heard this song it spoke to me. I know God will help me through the times I am going through. I will be singing this song tonight at church. I hope I will make it through without breaking down and crying.I will be praying for all the mothers that are going through what I am. I know it will get better sometime. God only know when that will be. We have to keep our faith.
Driving down the road this morning on my way to work. I can’t tell you how many tears I have shed on this road. Thinking about those that I love, some here but so many gone. others that have lost loved ones and just living life in general. This song speaks to me in so many ways. Often I feel like I’m doing life wrong, this song however has shown me if nothing else I have faith, that I trust God and i know Him better than i give myself credit for. So much of the lyrics ring true in my heart and mind . I am thankful to be blessed by this Blessing
I have heard this song on the radio many times, but never really listened to the words until a friend reminded it a few hours ago.
This have been a very trying year for me. In February, I got laid off. In May, I lost my gmail account of 20 years due to hackers. To top it off, my wife committed suicide in June leaving behind 13 year old twins. It’s been a rough road since that date, but I know that God is alive and has a plan for my kids and I. It is tough to see, but a few close friends and family members have stood fast in their support.
Outside of this song, the newer praise and worship songs didn’t give me any comfort or solace.
By accident, I was taken back in a time machine, back to the 70s to the like of Maranatha, Twila Paris, Steve Green, Michael W. Smith, and Amy Grant and was immediately blown away and humbled how God is so awesome in the time of happiness and sadness.
Thank you for this song. As the pastor in God is Not Dead always say,
“God is good all the time, All the time, God is good.”
I listen to this when I am feeling down over miscarriages and hoping for a new, healthy baby. Thank you, it really has helped me get through it, and when I finally held my baby boy in my arms, the song made sense