Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Listening to Blessings

This is one of those Balm of Gilead songs in my life.  I've been listening to it this morning.



"Blessings"

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
And 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 rain drops
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
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 rain drops
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

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that 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 rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
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
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

9 comments:

Terra said...

Each thought in your post is meaningful.

Anonymous said...

I often listen to this song too. it is very encouraging. I hope all is well there.

Dianne L

Jeannette Arangua said...

Wow! I love that song! I think it means more to me now than it would have when I was a young woman. I look back on the years and see the good Lord's mercy in the times things didn't go as I thought they should. It is a great reminder to me to be looking now for His mercy in current difficult situations. Thank you for sharing. God bless you:)

suzanne said...

Amen and amen.

Lynn L said...

Thank you, Brenda! So timely for me today.

You are always such a blessing and so used of the Lord by your blog!

Vee said...

Yes, that is one of my favorites, too, and asks that most intriguing question.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful words here, Brenda.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Very beautiful, Brenda!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Such good lyrics! Truth in every line!

Deanna