"For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

Blessings - by Laura Story

I heard this song for the first time this week and just had to share it.  Laura wrote this song out of a life experience she and her husband, Martin have been living for the last several years.

A couple of years into their marriage, Martin was diagnosed as having a brain tumor. The couple went from not knowing if he was going to live for a while to seeing God bring healing in parts of his body, but they have still been struggling for several years with areas in which he had yet to experience healing, such as his vision and memory.

Often it's the ongoing struggles which lead us to wonder where God is. It makes us question his love and our faith.  Laura's song addresses this struggle so beautifully and asks the question; what if the trials of this life are His mercies in disguise.

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created2bless said...

All I can do is cry Jan. Thank you, this so fills a need, answers questions left after losing a family member just last week. I am re-posting on my facebook page and blog, thank you. God's timing i always the best timing, even when the sky is dark, thunder rolls in the heavens and mountains shake their fists in rage over loss of life. God NEVER leaves us or forsakes us, He is our portion, he is enough. He remains, when all else disappears......

Jan Christiansen said...

My heart goes out to you, Denise. May you be comforted by God's awesome love.