Friday, April 20, 2018

Learning to Soar - Re-Posted

With all that happens in the world,
The tears that never end,
Sometimes it feels that, though I try,
I fly against the wind.
I know that I don’t fly alone,
You guard me to the end,
But I forget that, when I’m caught
Flying against the wind.

You’ve shown me how to ride the storm,
Each broken wing you mend.
Yet still I fear to try to rise,
I fly against the wind.
Oh Lord, please show me one more time,
Then help me comprehend,
That I can rise above this world
And soar upon the wind.

Isaiah 30:20-21
Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Life Reborn - Re-Posted

The tree stood barren in the snow,
But with the coming spring
New buds began to form again
And burst to blossoming.

Soon all the buds will fall away
While apples start to grow,
Until they’re ready to harvest
Ahead of winter’s snow.

Though life is but a season long,
Death’s lost its bitter sting.
For rebirth comes as surely as
The first warm breath of spring.

And thus it is with mortal man,
Whose life is short from strife.
Death holds no power over him
Whom Christ has given life.

1 Corinthians 15:55
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A grateful heart - Re-Posted

Secret and silent, the fears of my heart;
Though false, they hold powerful sway.
But, Lord, with the strength of Your loving Grace
I can cast all those fears away.

So when this life’s troubles start piling up,
I let praise for my blessings start.
For seeds of discouragement can’t take root
In the soil of a grateful heart.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sorrow and Comfort - Re-Posted

Great is the sorrow of my heart
For what I know must be.
She turns her face to You tonight,
And turns away from me.

I know there’s peace for her with You
And respite from her pain.
She will not suffer any more,
But my pain will remain.

So I ask You, Lord, comfort me,
For I am lost in grief,
And only knowing You hold me 
Will bring me some relief.

Jeremiah 8:18
You who are my comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gather With Him - Re-Posted

We gather joyfully in praise,
Each lifts a voice in song,
For He who formed us loves us still,
As He has all along.
We gather joyfully in praise
Thankful for His mercy,
For even when the seas are rough
He loves abundantly.
We gather joyfully in praise
And worship in His name.
His boundless majesty and grace,
We gratefully proclaim.
Matthew 18:20
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Simply Blessed - Re-Posted

My world is quite a simple place
There’s no glamor or glitz,
But I’m the kind of person that
Simplicity befits.
I have a sky with simple clouds
And just a plain old sun,
Yet those simple celestials
Still seem to get it done.
I have a simple garden here,
With simple little blooms,
And yet the simple scent of them
Fills up my simple rooms.
I eat my simple little meals
Within my simple home
And I’m content to simply live
Right here and never roam.

I know that life offers so much
To other folk than me,
But I am richly blessed with my
Perfect simplicity.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Life Out of Focus - Re-Posted

I feel as if I am adrift,
Nothing’s as it should be.
The whole world still spins as it should,
As far as I can see,
And yet, all that I see’s a blur,
As if it’s come undone.
I don’t know how long this will last
As it has just begun.

Oh Lord, I feel so very lost,
There’s nothing I can do
Except hold on until it’s done
And keep my eyes on You.

Psalm 16:8
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.