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Blessings - What if....

Saturday, November 24, 2012


"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 is 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
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

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not our home

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise"

emoticon This song was played as the background for a video I watched this morning. I had never heard this song before, so I did a "google" search and found it.

"What if...."
Two little words that I have often said...
Two little words that mean, "IF ONLY" things had been different,
"What if" things HAD been different?
I wouldn't be the person I am today.
I wouldn't have my children, or son-in-law, or grandchildren, or ....

And I wouldn't have touched the countless lives of people that I have known, or who have heard or read things I have shared....

What if....

Today is all we have?

What if...

We miss the chance to say something that will change a life?

What if....

The many trials of this life are God's tender mercies in disguise
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    Mary, thanks for the kind words!
    I would love to go hiking with you!

    For some reason I can't link to your SP page

    1969 days ago
    Wishing you and your lovely family many many blessings! I saw some of your new home pictures--- and your home looks lovely-Wow! Oh, and the picture of you and your daughter is wonderful, Canice!
    I live in SE Huntsville, and always hoped there would be a group to form for hiking the nature trail to Ditto Landing. We have some great hiking paths in our city. It does help so much to have a congenial group to keep up motivation. You certainly deserve to be proud of yourself for achieving your weight goals, Canice. Congrats!
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