Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stuck on a Lyric

I have to be honest. When I first heard Laura Story's song, "Blessings," I couldn't get past the chorus. "What if Your blessings come through raindrops . . ." 

Really? That seems so childish.

I wondered why so many people loved and couldn't stop talking about this song.

But I took some time to listen to the STORY behind Laura Story's song and I can certainly relate. Laura and her husband learned to have a different perspective during times of sickness.

Lord, forgive me for shutting my ears to the truths of this song because I was hung up on one lyric. 

Shame on me for being SO childish.

We are ending the service tomorrow at all of our campuses with this song after Blake Bergstrom shares a message on, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." 

I have mourned for many, many years over the loss of feeling good, healthy, my best. But how often do I mourn over my wondering heart that chooses the things of this world over Christ, far too often. 

"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" 

Very thankful for a broken heart tonight and a new perspective on what are truly blessings in my life. 


  1. "Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things"...dang. Thanks.

  2. Such a beautiful post, Miranda. I love the song, too. It's one that goes deep. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. this is beautiful and challenging. i loved getting to hear the words to this song over and over today and as Matt was preparing this week.

    love your heart to be open to what God might teach...even if it's not obvious at first glance (or listen!)