Last week I touched on the subject of pain and suffering in this world and how we view difficulty. This week I will let Laura Story's excellent song called "Blessings" take the subject one step further. In her song she asks God a tough question, a question I agonized over. I wondered why I had to suffer and why God chose suffering (Jesus on the cross) to bring about salvation. What was it about pain I was missing? As I traveled the road toward inner healing I found the "WHAT IFS" in this song...my answer.
"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"
Laura said her reason for writing this song was birthed out of a time she was forced to rely on God more fully when prayers for her husband's healing did not materialize.
Could it be that we need to redefine the meaning of blessing?
I pray this song will minister to your broken heart and help you find a measure of peace in your suffering.