“What if your healing comes through tears?”

I’m a musical snob. There…I admitted it. In fact, I don’t like most Christian music for many reasons. Whether the words are shallow, theologically inaccurate, or the music is redundant to the point of boredom or just plain annoyingly loud, it’s rare that I find a Christian song that I like. Needless to say this makes genuine worship in music for me rather difficult. No doubt this has much to do with my professional career as a musician as I am hard to please. [Please don't say something trite like "It's not about you." Of course it's not about me. But worship in music is about my being able to connect through the medium of music and if you're wholly distracted because the quality or substance is lacking, then you would have difficulty, too.]

Yesterday while on the way to work I was surfing the radio stations and came across this song by Laura Story called “Blessings.” It was profoundly moving and—dare I say—worshipful. At least for me. Check this out and take the time to note the words (below). They’re solidly biblical and offer an important message on the sovereignty of God and the deep love of God in our suffering.

 

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 achings 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

3 thoughts on ““What if your healing comes through tears?””

  1. Amen. Thank you for sharing this. This is rich and much needed for me. I share your musical “snobbery” though I’m not professional music anything. My wife tells me this song is popular (which means I’m less likely to have encountered it prior). Hopefully that’s a good sign.

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