I was recently made acquainted with a song and it has spoken to me in huge ways. I’d like to share some of the lyrics with you.

“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.

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 each 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.”

Life can hurt. Circumstances can bring great pain, and no one knows what the future holds for any us. But we can take comfort in the truth that there is a God who knows each tear, hears each cry, and uses all our pain. Nothing goes to waste. And sometimes life’s greatest heartaches also hold God’s closest moments. Bc He is a good and faithful God.

May you be encouraged this morning. I cannot promise you that life will never hurt or that you will never suffer. But I can guarantee that you will never suffer alone. Your faithful God will walk beside you, holding you, comforting you. Each tear you cry will be caught up in His hands. And one day you will look back and declare the goodness of God again.