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My Guide is in Control

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Though changes rage and life is wild
I know in Whom I can securely rest
He rules the waves that toss me about
He authored and controls the test

My Savior speaks above the wind
He says, "My child, trust in Me."
I gladly bow in submission then
And say, "Lord, I rely on Thee."

The insecurity from all the changes
Beckons my heart to fear
But I find through the comfort of His word
That He is ever near

I will not fear, I will not doubt
I know He is in control
I will enjoy His guiding hand
And rejoice in the trial of my soul

For it is an exciting experience
To see Him accomplishing His will
Realizing how He was preparing the way
And positioning me His plan to fulfill

The Lord gives, and takes away
He leads, He guides, one step at a time
Sometimes it's tough, but if I surrender
He moves in my…

God is Always Right

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“Righteous art thou, O LORD , and upright are thy judgments.” Psalm 119:137 “Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.” Psalm 119:142
Dear LORD, as I face this day With many struggles ahead May I remember You are right As Your word so truthfully said
You are right for whatever You send For each heartache, pain, or trial You are right in every joy You send For each blessing and each smile
May I not forget to thank You, LORD For what You send my way For I know You have Your hand Working in my life today
Your ways are right, they’re for my best I know that this is true May I be content with what You allow And be faithful to trust in You
May my mind resist to fear When troubles are what You send May I simply have faith, not doubt That my broken heart You’ll mend
Why would I fear the changes You bring When I know from experience That You are in control and love me so Why would I put up such a defense
For, dear LORD, as You well know I cannot see it all You…

When the Pieces Are Too Small

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“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.” Psalm 34:18-19
When life hammers down real hard And broken dreams with the flames of fear are chard Fulfillment, pain, or grief Scream a longing for relief
A broken body, a troubled mind A heart that’s longing true love to find Or maybe loss has come your way That leaves you hoping for a better day
There is one truth that can see you through Just grasp ahold of His hand Who made you For those pieces of your broken heart Are a perfect place for Him to start
When the pieces are real small And you are incapable of handling it all He asks that you would come to Him Give Him your pain; He’ll take the pieces then
With the same hand that made the earth And gave life to each new birth He can mold you and remake A masterpiece for His name’s sake
With perfect control His hand doth move Making and molding His …

The Reluctant Deliverer

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“And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, Certainly I will be with thee;” Exodus 3:11-12a
What an honored, yet humbling experience for God to choose Moses for such a task. God had seen the affliction of His people, which were in Egypt, and had chosen Moses for the job of deliverer. But Moses was afraid.. Back in chapter 2, we see Moses fleeing Egypt for his life. He was rejected of the Israelites and the Egyptians. For years now, he has been living peaceably with his young family, watching his father-in-law’s sheep. His past was behind him. Now God appears to him in the burning bush to tell him that He will send him back to Egypt to talk to Pharaoh. (I don’t know about you, but I find it awfully hard to go back and face the people, the place, the memories of my past failures and fears. No doubt Moses was afraid to face them, too.) Moses gives God many excuses why he is not the man for …

I’ve Walked This Path Before

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“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
When I find my heart with sorrow Is overwhelmed and full Or the winds of suffering are blowing And my heart feels numb and happiness is null I remember, I’ve walked this path before...
When my heart with regret is bowed low And my joy is waning fast I feel like winter never ends And the summer is way past I stop to recall, I’ve walked this path before…
When fear has gripped my inner soul My heart with courage stripped I struggle to accept that He is in control The trials weigh real heavy and I forget Oh, but wait…I’ve walked this path before…
When I face loss of something dear And I struggle to accept My heart with sorrow knows no cheer But instead there is regret Then I remember, I’ve walked this path before…
There is no end to His control He knows no failure or emptiness There is but one thing that comforts my soul It is that He is …

What is Christmas About?

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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:11-12
Once there was a little Baby Who was born in a lowly place This little Baby was a gift of Our God’s amazing Grace!
As He grew into a sinless man He proved He was the Great I AM For His power to heal and raise the dead Was that of God and not a man
What is Christmas all about you ask? Why the reason for all the mirth? Well, I’ll tell you since you asked, my Friend It’s about one matchless birth
It’s about the Baby Jesus, born of a virgin’s womb Who was God’s own precious Son He gave It’s about the lowliness of His coming And how He stooped so low to save
And there’s the tree on which He gave His life As a man, he made atonement for our sins And How He washes white as snow All those who put their trust in Him
This sweet Baby that Mary wrapped up In the swaddling clothes that night …

Of Whom I Have Believed

“… nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” 2 Timothy 1:12b
The darkness, as a cave of insecurities, overwhelmed my surroundings. The cold moist air of earthy scent let me know I was of a certainty descending quickly. Pain, sickness, unfixable and uncontrollable situations compassed me about with temptation to doubt and fear. But knowing what He has done in the past, and measuring His love for me in the present to be above all loves, I made the decision to trust. His arms of comfort brought warmth and surrounded me with calmness. As a small ray of hope, His presence shined. The more that I trusted the brighter the ray did become until my soul, wholly resting on His promise, had forgotten the darkness and fallen into a peaceful rest. No need to fear or doubt... Has He not always provided a way? Has He not promised a victory? Has He not proved His ability? No power of d…

The Quilt

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“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” Psalm 95:6
“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Romans 9:20”
Just another patch upon the quilt top Another stitch that He has made Molding me into His image Through the things He sends my way
Each patch represents a blessing That may have been disguised With each painful stitch a trial That causes the blessing to be realized
The stitches they are painful But each one is there by plan To fasten on the patches To make the quilt as only the Master can
No, I don’t always see the reason Why He allows some things to come But I can rest assured that in the end Something beautiful I will become
Without the trials stitching The patches would not stay The design would be incomplete If He would leave me this way
So, daily He works on me His hand so wise and strong He applies the blessings to my life And sends trials to lea…