Blessings by Laura Story

Laura Story almost lost her husband to brain cancer in 2006. Her newest song “Blessings” was written as a reminder that God remains faithful even when things don’t turn out the way we expect them to. It was written as a redefining of the word ‘blessing’. Laura shares her heart behind her new song, “Can God be blessing us through not giving us the things we are praying for? There is a blessedness that comes through waiting for the Lord. There is an intimacy in our walk with the Lord that comes through working through that valley. There is a reliance on His word that we only know when everything fades away. So in that sense I truly feel blessed.”
Blessings by Laura Story

from the album Blessings
Lyrics:
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 the 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 raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if the 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 the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

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

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