My Blessing Came By Way Of The Rain

Have you ever had God answer a prayer, and He answered it how you asked, but the mode by which the answer came was not comfortable?

I have. Tonight, in fact.

God showed Himself to me – His reliable strength, His everlasting faithfulness, His unfailing love.

He showed me that He is there, waiting with arms wide open, ready to receive me again. To be my strength. To love me.

But it took a hard thing to bring me to that realization. I guess I’m stubborn.

But that’s what it takes sometimes, isn’t it? A hard thing. A storm. The rain. Tears. Sometimes we’re so self-confident in our own strength, that God has to show us our vulnerability.

It reminded me of a song by Laura Story called Blessings. I’ve added the lyrics below – I hope you’ll read them. I’ve wept to them more than once. The song has been a friend of sorts to me over the last few years. (Music is like that, isn’t it? A friend. A shoulder to cry on.)

Here’s the song. Perhaps you need the message as much as I have. 💗

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

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37 thoughts on “My Blessing Came By Way Of The Rain

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  1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Isn’t it beautiful! I’ve heard it so many times, but it’s sort of nice to think about how it must sound to someone hearing it for the first time ❤ thanks for reading!

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  2. I love this song by Laura. Indeed, sometimes we need to be hit in the face before we realize that on our own we can do nothing except He helps us. Your blog is a breath of fresh air! Love it!

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