The Journey - April 15, 2015

The Journey with Ron Moore

Blessings in Disguise | Psalm 67

Todayís Passage: Psalm 67
Key Verses: Psalm 67:1-3

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on usóso that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.

I first met Laura Story at an event in Atlanta. She led a time of worship before I spoke. Then she closed the evening by telling the story of her husbandís illness that led her to write the song Blessings. The powerful lyrics of this song remind us that Godís blessings come in different ways.

'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 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

The psalmist prays that Godís ways would be known on earth and people would see him at work in our lives. People are watching. They are watching the way we handle great opportunities from God as well as great challenges. It could be that the disappointment and trials you are going through today are blessings in disguise.

Father, too often I see only the good things you give me as blessings. However, I know that the rain, storms and hardest nights are the times when I have experienced your presence in powerful ways. Thank you for all your blessings, even your blessings in disguise. In Jesusí name. Amen.

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