Laura Story is a Christian recording artist. One of her songs is especially gripping.
She'd been married only a short while when her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
After surgery he experienced vision and memory loss that he may never recover from.
This sharp, right turn in life inspired her to write a song about the nature of blessing.
She wrote, "What if trials of this life are mercies in disguise?"
Your viewpoint on faith aside, let's simply drop back and think about that a moment:
*What if the blessing is the strength we gain as we go through something difficult?
*What if it's a gift to learn that when things are rough, we're never alone? There will be people who love us enough to be there as we go through the tough stuff.
*What if the blessing is in realizing that we can be at ease, knowing that there's an order and timing to things that may be beyond our control but, ultimately, will be in our favor?
Describe a difficult experience in your life that ended unexpectedly positive.