Have you heard the song “Blessings” by Laura Story? I love the lyrics:

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
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

The Bible has so much to say about the “trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights” – {James 1:2-4,12, Job 42:12, Matthew 5:10, 1 Peter 1:6-7, 2:19-21, 3:14, 4:1,12-13,16,19, countless others} – producing such good things within us and around us, I have to believe that they are God’s “mercies in disguise.” My life and the scripture I read have too many examples of this to believe any different.

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