My daughter, Dee, sings in a community choir. Today they had their sacred songs concert in the church that hosts them for their weekly practices. One of the songs that was sung is called Blessings by Laura Story. You can watch her perform it on You Tube.
There is a truth to her words.
‘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 think it is true…sometimes God’s mercies are disguised in the storms, the hard nights, the tears we cry, the thousand sleepless nights. And indeed, I know that my greatest disappointments and the aching of my life do indeed reveal a thirst that this world–and nothing in it–can ever satisfy.
I’ve said it before, but it bears saying again. It all comes down to Jesus. And He is more than enough.