the way He answers…

I know I just posted… but had to share the way He answers.  Why do I stand amazed time after time?  I don’t know.  He does this to me all.the.time and I still question Him.  


This… on the .8 mile trek to get Emme from school… this is how He answers…

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 us 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 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
And 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
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 a thousand sleepless nights 
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And 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 raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And 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
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise
Blessings
Laura Story

…a song on the radio… a song Emme knows all the lyrics to and sang all the way home.

He gives me a song to hear my child sing and He reminds me of two different conversations in the past few months… two friends both cancer survivors both say “I am so thankful for the journey.  I wouldn’t trade it.  It was a blessing.  He taught me much of Himself and I am so grateful.”

…so my restless heart struggles with cancer and two friends; and yet, who am I to pray them out of this?  Perhaps this is their greatest blessing.

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