One week after the tragedy was reported, I was on a two hour drive back home. I was listening to the 2013 WOW CD (Best Christian songs and artists of the year) and I heard "Blessings" by Laura Story.
Miraculously, I found much comfort in that song. With over 5 million views, I'm sure a lot of other people have found comfort and have been blessed by it too.
Most of all, I KNOW that the truth of God surpasses all understanding.
He is TRUTH.
He alone can be TRUSTED.
When we are betrayed, lied to, undergoing extreme hardships because of the evil ways of others, or suffering from unimaginable pain, we must remember that God's mercy is always there and that this earth, ultimately, IS NOT OUR HOME.
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It's not our home
'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