Sunday, January 25, 2015

Blessings To Come


Some look at life and see what they’ve lost
But that can’t be said of me.
I look at all that I’ve had and lost
And thank God for what will be.
 
There’s always new beauty born in spring
And summer’s harvest is sweet
I may not have everything I want,
But my life’s full and complete.
 
So I don’t look at last year’s lost blooms
And morn the seasons now past
Instead I rejoice for what’s to come
And the blessings that will last!
 
Psalm 21:6
Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Solitary Time


There are those times when I need space
To be alone in peace.
With all the chaos of our lives
We each need some release,
But in my case I grow such thorns
If I have no respite
From all the chaos of my life,
Even for a small bit.
So now and then I slip away
And find a quiet place
To renew my less prickly side
And remember His Grace.
 
1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Friday, January 23, 2015

His Wing, My Prayer


When I head out to hit the road,
I do it with a prayer.
I ask that God cover me close
While I spend time out there.
 
I know that I need Him at home,
But, when I start to roll,
I worry about all the things
That I cannot control.
 
So I ask that He cover me,
Keep me beneath His wing,
And help me make it safely home
Through all the day might bring.
 
Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tears and Joy


Tears and joy mingle this week
In my sweet memories.
So many whom I’ve loved are lost
Yet still live on with me!
 
Oh Lord, please hold them tight for me,
Since I no longer can,
Remind them that I love them still
And I’ll hug them again.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

At my Back


I heard You whisper, “stop that now”,
As thought formed into word.
I realized what I’d have said
Was kinder left unheard.
 
You caught me as my temper rose
And settled me back down,
Reminding me that anger’s flood
Is a bitter place to drown.
 
You’re always right behind me, Lord,
Reminding me to wait,
To think before I go too far,
Before it is too late.

And I don’t always listen, Lord,
Though I know that I should,
But You’re still there, reminding me
That I’d rather do good.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Watch Over Me


Oh Lord, today I’m not as well
As I would like to be.
I’m fighting off a mean old cold,
But I can’t quite shake free.
I’m sorry that today my praise
Is inane and paltry,
But I’m grateful that won’t stop You
From watching over me.
 
For Your love is not based upon
My skill at poetry
Or even on my follow through
With each daily ditty.
If I were not to write again
Your love would always be
The one thing I could still count on
To keep watch over me.
 
Psalm 121:3
He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;

Monday, January 19, 2015

Looking For The Path


I’m so far off the path, my Lord,
I can’t see it from here.
I’d love to get back on it, but
Just how isn’t quite clear.
 
The weeds of all the things I’ve done
Have grown, Lord, oh so high
That I don’t think I can get through,
And I’m afraid to try.
 
Oh Lord, please come and find me soon,
I’m lost as I can be.
I know You’ll help me find the path
That, right now, I can’t see.
 
Psalm 119:176
I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.