This song was written and recorded by Laura Story… included on her album, Blessings.
Laura Mixon Story Elvington (born c. September 5, 1978) is an American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
This song became her first to reach #1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. The single eventually went on to win the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.
Story began her career in 1996 when she met Shane Williams, from the band Silers Bald, at Columbia International University. She became their bass player. Story released 4 independent albums with the band.
Story’s manager suggested she record a solo album. In 2002, Story left Silers Bald and began working on her first album, Indescribable, which was released independently that same year. In 2004, the title track of her album was recorded by Chris Tomlin. Tomlin’s version peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs. The band Avalon also recorded a version of the song.
In 2005, Laura married Martin Elvington, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to become an associate worship leader at Perimeter Church.
In 2010, she was nominated for a Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Dove Awards. Story released her 4th album, Blessings, in 2011. This album has become her biggest commercial success, having debuted at #2 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart, giving Story her highest placement ever on the album chart. After the success of Story’s Grammy-winning song, Blessings, a 30-day devotional book was released entitled, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?
Laura Story penned and recorded “Blessings“ to encourage all of us to trust God and worship Him through the good times and the bad.
Bible Reference… Psalm 1:1-3; 23:1-4; Isaiah 41:10; 2Corinthians 9:8; Philippians 4:19; James 1:17
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?