Friday, April 15, 2011


I was on my way home from picking Carley up from school when the song "Blessings" came on the radio by Laura have heard this song before, but for some reason it hit me like a ton of bricks, and before I knew it I was sobbing. My kids were asking me random questions, and I could barely answer them through my tears. It is such a powerful song in so many ways because Aubree was a blessing to me even though she brought months and months of tears..I know she taught me a lot about life and love in her short life, but this song just really reminded me that God was using her beautiful life to pull me closer to Him. Sometimes I wonder why He had to use her to bring me closer to Him when so many others don't ever have to go through trials like this..Are they stronger then I am or are they just better Christians? I have always wondered that, but I never ask why because I just need to trust that God knows what is best for me. I am so blessed, and I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me.. He has surprised me already in this lifetime..

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


  1. Such a powerful song makes me cry everytime I hear it

  2. It’s weird we are on the same page so often. I love, love, love this song. I'm in tears, the good healing tears, everything I hear it. I've been listening to K-Love nonstop. On my ‘365 Days of Hope’ pages, lately it looks like a K-Love playlist with all the songs that give me hope and healing. Hope you are doing well. You are in my prayers, even if I haven’t been on here lately.