Music Monday: Blessings by Laura Story

 Music Monday: Blessings by Laura Story

By Debbie

I hope everybody had a good weekend – spending it with loved ones and celebrating Father’s Day. I realize this day may be difficult for some of you who lost their fathers or didn’t have that great of a childhood. I’m sorry for that, but I want you to know you do have a Father in Heaven who loves you. After all, He created you; He wants to have a personal relationship with you.

Christians today have a tendency to think that once we commit ourselves to Jesus, our lives will turn out fine. Take for example the testimony of Laura Story and her husband Martin. Growing up, Laura had dreams of becoming a Christian music artist and a ministry leader. But all her dreams were put on hold when her husband was unexpectedly diagnosed with a thyroid tumor. What Laura thought was going to be a smooth recovery turned into months of rehabilitation and long-term memory problems for her husband.

During all of this, she managed to keep all of her questions to herself while working as a worship leader at her church; she struggled to reconcile God’s plan for her life versus her own plan.

In the end, Laura surrendered her plans to the Lord and she ended up reaching more people with her song “Blessings” then she would have had she not gone through such a difficulty.

We think we know what’s best for ourselves, but that’s not always the case. So God in his infinite wisdom uses the trials of this life to strengthen our faith and dependence on him. It is during these times when God proves Himself faithful…

Now that doesn’t mean things will turn out as expected. Look back at Laura’s story if you want more proof. Had she remained closed off to the idea of songwriting during her time of questioning, her lyrics might not have been as authentic-not reaching as wide an audience. Instead, she remained open to God’s leading and reached millions; she allowed her story to become a prime example of Romans 8: 28 in action:

‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ‘ –Romans 8:28

 So whatever you may be experiencing today, remember if you are a Christian, God is not finished with you yet. He’s just using the trials of this life to refine your faith, deepen your reliance on him and remind you as lovely as this earth is-it’s not your home!

To listen to Laura Story’s song “Blessings” please go here:

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