Blessings

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We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep

 

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We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

 

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All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things.

 

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Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears

 

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What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near

 

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What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

 

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We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near.

 

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We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough.

 

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All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe.

 

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Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears

 

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What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near

 

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And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise.

 

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When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win

 

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We know the pain reminds this heart
That this world is not our home.

 

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And what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears

 

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And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near

 

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What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life

 

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Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy

 

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And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise.

 

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By Laura Story

photographs by me and a few by my family

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Comments

  1. LeAnna says

    I actually heard this song for the very first time yesterday, and loved it.
    Gorgeous photos, I especially love that last one!

    • Chantel says

      A friend shared it with me a few months ago and some of those words have been echoing in my heart ever since. Especially this past week. :)

      And thanks! I think that last one is quite possibly one of my most favorite reflection pictures that I’ve managed to take so far. I loved living by that old barn!

  2. says

    Absolutely beautiful post. It reads like a song, and LeAnna said it is one. Now I need to find it so I can hear the accompanying music. :)

    Thank you for sharing!
    Cassandra

  3. says

    this is so beautiful Chantel. :) I’ve had that song [and a few others] playing over and over and over again for about the past week and a half. It’s amazing how a song can speak the cries of your heart. Thank you for this post!

  4. says

    What a beautiful post! The combination of text and photos is like a poem in itself. I like the one with the railtracks especially – it’s such a special mood.
    Thank you (must have taken you quite a lot of time…)! Martina

    • Chantel says

      Thanks, Martina. It did take some time, but the pictures and the words were soothing so it was time well spent. :)

    • Chantel says

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I love this song and even though I haven’t written a lot of my own things lately, the quiet times taken to ponder other people’s words help to inspire my own again. :)

  5. says

    Hello Chantel! I am a new follower to your blog. I just checked out your site, because I saw it was one followed by a dear friend of mine, you’d know her website as mrssouthernbride! She and I have similar tastes, so I checked out yours and I love you photography and the lyrics you posted for this blog were lovely! I have heard that song a lot on the radio as of late, and it’s beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with us! If you’re ever finding yourself with the time, please do stop in at my blog and even become a “follower” of mine, if you care to! You’ll find me at http://doveofsnow.blogspot.com I am a new blogger, relatively, but I am loving it! I think you’d enjoy it as I enjoy your blog!

    Have a great day! — Rachel

    • Chantel says

      Hey Rachel!

      Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I loved browsing yours as well, and am following it, too. Hope we can get to know each other more through blogging in the days ahead, and good luck with blogging. It really is great!

  6. says

    Thanks, Chantel! And thanks for following my humble blog. I’m a “newbie” at blogging but it’s fun for me as I love to write and am a very social person! :) I also enjoy reading blogs such as yours! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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