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What if Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops

June 21, 2011


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

I heard the lyrics to this song “Blessings” by Laura Story, writer of the worship hit “Indescribable,” for the first time on my way home the other day and it was as if the world stopped and God spoke straight into my heart.

I often pray for comfort, peace, blessing, and for suffering to cease but as I reflect on my life, it’s been the trials and struggles that have humbled me, shaped who I am today, and drawn me closer to Jesus. When I think of “raindrops” that were blessings in disguise, I think of just a few:

  • Dating relationships that never worked out… the unbelievable blessing in God giving me Jeremiah
  • My dad’s two surgeries on a brain tumor… teaching me reliance on the Lord and how to pray
  • Jeremiah’s job loss 3 months into our marriage… leading us to a better place geographically, emotionally and spiritually as newlyweds
  • Broken sleep, postpartum symptoms, and the daily sacrifices as a mother… so I can learn to die to myself and help other moms who also struggle
  • Dealing and wrestling through my hurts, habits, and hangups… so that God can continue to heal the sinful parts in me so I can best glorify him as a wife and mother
  • The excruciating pain, tears and suffering in having two natural births… and the reward of staring into the eyes and holding my precious children

The difficulties in life have also taught me and will continue to teach me how to serve and have compassion on other people because you never fully understand the shoes of another person. Above all, they have taught me to continue to hope for something more.

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

Read the story behind the song

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Seth permalink
    March 30, 2012 1:45 pm

    This is a great song. Laura also wrote a devotional about it. You can get the first few chapters of it here: http://worthypublishing.com/laura-story-blessings/

  2. August 13, 2012 10:52 am

    this is beautiful…

  3. August 18, 2012 9:10 pm

    I just posted this song on my blog and I found yours while I was hunting for the lyrics and the youtube. I used the photo from the top of your post. Is it your photo? If it is I would be glad to link it to you and give you credit for the photo!

  4. September 5, 2012 3:47 pm

    Nice article. Maybe I’ll have something for you at ourpoetrycorner.wordpress.com by the time you visit…or Ron DuBour already has! The Lord’s blessings on you!

  5. September 5, 2012 3:48 pm

    Reblogged this on OUR POETRY CORNER and commented:
    Sounds like poetry to me!

  6. September 9, 2012 3:53 am

    Hi Samantha.

    I love this and feel you and I are very similar in our faith/life walk Bless ya x

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