Mercies

This song has been a favorite of mine for a long time.   The singer sings of how we ask God for blessings, and sometimes those blessings don’t come to us in the way we expect.  The chorus says “What if trials of this life are our mercies in disguise.”

Before I had listened to the song thoroughly, I thought it meant that the trials we go through are God’s way of blessing us because without that trial and the subsequent blessing of enduring it, we would have to go through something much more worse.

But when upon further listening, i realized there’s more to it than just that.  It speaks of feeling the pain and bitterness that comes with trial, and those feelings remind us that there’s more to us than just this life.  Those feelings are a longing to have the peace associated with heaven.

“What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy.”

Our trials are a gift from God, so that we can desire to be closer to Him, and to work to develop our relationship with Him so we can feel the peace that only He can bring.

Remember to whom you can turn during your trials.  He can bring you peace.