Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mercies in disguise -- prayer requests


We're closing in on the time of year when many of us focus on the blessings that we have received. It is truly a good idea to set aside a time, even a holiday, when we think about these things.

But what if we aren't feeling particularly blessed?

What if, like in yesterday's notes, we are facing obstacles? A Jericho?

This song brought me to tears recently, for it contains some simple truths that we have as head knowledge, but perhaps need to be reminded of, in our hearts  . . .

Do we grow impatient when we think He does not hear us? Do we begin to doubt? Even though we have a Bible packed with promises from Him? He hears our whispered (or shouted) pleas, and longs for us to grow up in our faith in Him.
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 us way too much to give us lesser things
'Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops. 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. And long that we'd have faith to believe.
'Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops. 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 that pain reminds this heart, That this is not,This is not our home. It's not our home.
Here is a link to this song if you would like to listen: https://youtu.be/hPz9Z4DZCnU  

Have you a prayer request that you'd like to share? Let us help you with your burdens, and let's all encourage each other with reports of answered prayers . . .

3 comments:

Austin Towers said...

"A thousand times I failed, still Your mercy remains" I love the words to this song and listening to it brought me to tears! Yes, His mercy endures for ever and heaven is our home! Thanks so much for this, Jacque. I think that in these times of great peril we can encourage and pray for one another to keep going in the faith. xx

Cathy said...

What a fabulous song! Thank you for sharing it. I only have one or two of her songs. I’m going to have to do some exploring of her material. Our daughter’s pregnancy is going well. As the baby has grown, the fibroids have not. Also, as the baby has grown the fibroid at the bottom is no longer blocking the outlet, so she will not have to have an automatic c-section. Praise God! I would ask for your continuing prayers for our son Noel, that the Lord would open his ears and eyes and heart to his need for salvation, and that he would seek that salvation.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh what a joy to read these comments today. And the blog today was spot on for me. xox