Laura Story, “Blessings”

Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Laura Story has released her new single, Blessings, to Christian AC and Soft AC/Inspo radio. Most popularly known for her take on Reuben Morgan’s worship anthem Mighty to Save, Story has also logged in several other radio singles and album tracks, including Grace, What a Savior, Indescribable, and Perfect Peace, that have registered well with listeners across the United States and internationally. Her soothing voice and earnest delivery have certainly earned my respect for her; other Christian acts like Chris Tomlin and Aaron Shust would agree.

With Blessings, the title track and carrier single of her new album, which drops via INO Records across the United States and internationally in digital and CD formats in April 2011, Story hopes to encourage people into seeing how everything around them can be a blessing. I think we’ll find this achingly beautiful ballad will minister to millions.

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BLESSINGS Lyrics
Laura Story

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

And all the while
You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

Cuz 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

And all the while You hear each desperate plea
Lord, that we’d have faith to believe

Cuz 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?

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

Cuz 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?

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
 

Author: Ganns

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  • Juanita

    The Blessing by Laura Story

    I heard this beautiful song today and it has stuck with me all day. What a blessing this song is and how true.

  • http://www.GivenMeaThorn.blogspot.com Jenni Saake “InfertilityMom”

    Beautiful song. So thankful to hear Laura’s story behind these words. Yes, some of God’s most beautiful blessings look so different than what we thought would be “best”.

  • Debbie

    I heard this song the first time at work Friday as I listened to my radio. 2011 has not begun very well for my husband and myself. We have lost five close family members and friends during January and February alone. I am now facing surgery next Monday, the 14th, to remove an enlarged lymph node in my neck. I feel that the Lord had the DJs play this song just for me to encourage me and let me know that He is still in control and He knows what I need. The christian life is not a walk in the park but when we know that God is watching us and directing our steps and will never leave nor foresake us, what an encouragement and opportunity to draw ever closer to Him. What a great time to get to know Him better.

  • Christy

    My husband lost is job and on 3/7/11. It was an unjust reason and so from all the feelings in me from fear, to anger, to doubt- this song that I caught just one line of while at work on 3/11/11(on KLove) that said ‘What if the trials of this life are your mercies in disguise?’- it just it me and I had to find the rest of the song and the words and WOW does this song hit all of what I am going thru and God used Laura and her song as a message and messenger to really help me. Truly an amazing song and thank you so much- both you Laura and God for meeting me where I am right now.

  • http://tmanning@wk.net TERESA

    This song speaks to my heart and I can relate to the lyrics in various situations that I am either going through right now or I have been through in my life. It gave me a different way of looking at trials of this life and I am thankful for having heard it. Truly, what a blessing this song is!!!

  • Cynthia Stake

    This is the most beautiful song since “Butterfly Kisses”. I can so relate to this song…going through the storms and knowing deep down, they are all “blessings in disguise” Thank you…a perfect song for a difficult time.

  • Carolyn

    Battling depression isn’t fun. But, being a Christian battling depression is better. This song should be played in every mental health clinic’s waiting room. People would be healed in a heartbeat! I love this song!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tvasquez3 Tina Vasquez

    Amen!

  • Livinword5

    WOW! great spiritual insight. I am totally blessed with this deep understanding and perspective.

  • Regina Michelle1966

    This song is such a blessing to me!  God Bless!

  • Glada Prater

    The words of this song spoke so powerfully to my heart!  Truly annointed

  • Brenda

    LOVE IT!!

  • Rsfrazier7

    Beautiful song!
      Really made me stop and reconsider all those difficult times.

  • Evlscholl

    This is such a beautiful song with such a powerful message! It’s now one of my favorites!

  • http://www.biblicast.com jowllz

    nice and simple songs! and a very talented person… Thanks for sharing GBU:)

  • Dupontgirl

    “AWESOME SONG”

  • Tkramer

    This song touched my heart as no other ever has.  I found myself sobbing as I realized that the hardest lessons are the most valuable and God has allowed me to go through them to make me a better person.

  • Sharyn0914

    This song is my blessing in disguise.