Thursday, March 24


who can i bless today print from here.

i always want to keep my joy in Christ, and Christ alone. even when i'm not feeling happy, i should be joyful. for the i have the greatest gift of all in my Savior and His grace. but, it is still sometimes a struggle for me to not place my joy in circumstances. what if the Lord's answer to the desire of my heart is not yet, or wait on me. do i doubt Him and those answers? the Lord has walked before me and knows my story before i even begin to read the next chapter. it's hard to swallow those answers sometimes because we live in such an immediate society. what's been on my heart lately is to find beauty in the mess. to walk worthy regardless of what circumstances surround me. my sweet friend shared this song with me last night and the words are so perfect for what i am praying over. the artist, laura story, sort of redefines what blessings truly are.

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
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
.laura story


  1. thanks for sharing...kind of where my heart has been lately too. You should pick up the book choosing gratitude. It is well worth your time!

  2. this song gave me goosebumps. i love your heart... thanks for this beautiful reminder. :)

  3. this song is wonderful danielle...
    the tough times are rough...iv been going through some myself.


  4. wow. never heard that song before!
    have a great day!!

  5. such a beautiful song. thanks for sharing!

  6. thanks for sharing, danielle. i needed these words in my life--what a beautiful song! <3

  7. I love that you know of Laura Story!! She went to my college! Did you know she wrote "Indescribable"? (the song that Chris tomlin sings?) We used to sing it in chapel berfore Chris Tomlin made it popular. I heard that song on the radio for the first time the other day- love it!

  8. awesome...i reposted this video/song on my blog. thank you.

  9. one of the hardest lessons to learn. gratefulness can get us so far!

  10. What a beautiful song!!!! And so apt... I've really been struggling with PATIENCE in my life!

  11. love, love, love this! thanks for posting!

  12. sometimes it is hard to see when God is gracious to us, because we can't see the other side of the equation. i have been in the hurt and am thankful for it now. only after walking through all of that, and seeing God work in crazy ways, can i use the word grateful.

    i always love the verse from psalms, God is near to the brokenhearted.

    he's right there with you, sister.

  13. Thanks so much for sharing this song! It totally made me tear up, as I've been having plenty of doubting moments lately. This was a wonderful reminder of God's blessings and mercy.

  14. i know this is a serious post and i LOVED you sharing :) but i also have to tell you when i saw that jar up top...i first thought it said "penis." BWAHAHAHA.

  15. Beautiful song! We had some unexpected drama this week so I love what you said about "walking worthy". Our joy comes from the Lord, not from earthly things! Happy Thursday :)

  16. Such truth. Girl, you're such a light.

    The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.

    Proverbs 4.18

    Keep Shining. Keep Standing.

    What a beautiful heart the Father has given you.

    (ps. WHERE can I get that frame?!)

    Stop making me repent for coveting..

  17. beautiful danielle, thanks for sharing this song. totally needed to hear it today.


  18. it's such a gift to be able to recognize the blessings in the midst of circumstances. loved this post.

  19. this post is a good reminder of what's important. i'm home all day long with my kids and sometimes it's hard to keep the attitude that they are my blessing!! sometimes i think we all just need a break from each other!

  20. I am with Rachel... penis is what u saw. Lord help me. <3