Saturday Song: Road Trip Music

This week was Spring Break, which involved a 20-hour road trip (which was absolutely worth every minute of the drive!).  Anyway, all that to say that I listened to a lot of music this week. So, I actually have two songs for this Saturday Song post.  The first song made me laugh out loud — the timing was perfect.  At hour 14, On the Road Again by Willie Nelson came on.  It made looking at long stretches of interstate much more enjoyable.

I heard the second song, Blessings by Laura Story, for the first time around about hour 11.  One of the things I enjoy about making these long road trips is the time to think and pray in the car — alone and without interruption (that is, if there isn’t a lot of traffic).  This song really pulled at my heart, so I wanted to be sure to include it in this post.

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 us 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
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
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And 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,
It’s not our home

‘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

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