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I’m sharing the Lyrics of a song written by Laura Story. Every time I listen, it reaches deep down into the dark shadowy places of my soul.  It’s so easy to pray for the good to come to our children and our own lives… but what if the stakes are much higher than what we can see?  What if suffering is needed to form us into His image? Am I willing to let Him reach into those dark shadowy places?  Are you?

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


My life verse is Philippians 1:6, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” God, I pray you would do what you need to do in my life in order that I may truly know you.

Just Jesus,





6 thoughts on “Blessings

      1. I looked up the song you shared. Super song…never thought that healing could come through tear drops. I too have struggled with depression and anxiety. I never know when it strikes…some days I just wake up and it is there. I have struggled for years with it…thanks for your openness in sharing you struggle with it as well.

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