5.02.2011

4:43

I need you to do something for me...yes, you.  Some of you reading this are my family, some my best friends, some of you are in my small group at church, some are friends on Facebook, some of you I workout with, some of you are in Junior League with me and still some of you I've never met...but I need you all to do me a tremendous favor.  Give me 5 minutes of your time.

First, let me tell you why.  I don't believe in coincidence.  I don't believe in luck.   I think that when we have a "chance" meeting with someone, or when things "go our way" that God is tapping us on the shoulder to remind us that He is very real and at work in our lives.  I know that both of these are shallow examples, but my point is when good things happen to us we give God credit.  Athletes point to heaven when they make the winning touchdown, singers (sometimes) thank God when they win a Grammy, when we think our prayers are answered we say another prayer of thanks.

But what about when things don't just fall into place for us? 

When we don't get the new job we want.  When we can't get pregnant.  When our parent dies to young.  When friendships fall apart.  Who's in charge of that?    

The song that I am about to share with you has changed me.  I heard it one day on the radio, but didn't quite catch all the lyrics.  Then a few weeks later, another blogger mentioned it.  I thought to myself "there's that song again," enjoyed the post and moved on.  A week ago, I was talking to my cousin Elizabeth and in the course of our conversation this song came back to me.  I immediately had to pull it up and read part of the lyrics to her over the phone.  And then yesterday it happened again...I was all by myself riding down the road thinking and talking to myself.  When I came to a stop light I realized the radio was off, so I clicked on the radio and this song was just starting...GOD was tapping me on the shoulder.  I earnestly believe that He kept putting it in front of me so that I would stop long enough to not just listen to it but to hear it. 

 Today while HEARING it for the 1,000 time I thought of so many of you that I want to hear this song....  some of you are my family, some my best friends, some of you are in my small group at church, some are friends on Facebook, some of you I workout with, some of you are in Junior League with me and still some of you I've never met.  Will you take 4 minutes and 43 seconds to hear this song?

  

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 the 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


I'd love to hear what you think...won't you leave me a comment too?

    

3 comments :

  1. I absolutely love this song!! I first heard it about a month ago and I put it on my IPOD immediately because it is such a wonderful reminder that God has plans for us even though we do not know yet. It reminds me that all things will happen in His time and that He has a reason for all answered or unanswered prayers. Thanks for sharing it!!

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  2. thanks for sharing this. laura & i were close friends & her husband martin too. he had a life threatening illness. so this song def comes from a place of truth. it is a great reminder.

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  3. Misty, Thanks for sharing. I had seen a lot of people post the song, but never took the time before now to listen. What a powerful message. Sarah Paynter

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