Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Patient In Affliction


Joyful in hope, faithful in prayer,
Those things come easily,
But patience is much harder, Lord,
Faced with adversity.
 
I’d ask that You show me, again,
How patience ought to look,
But You have taught me that before.
The lessons never took.
 
So I will work on faithful prayer,
And hope most joyfully
That someday I will grow enough
To suffer patiently.
 
But until then help me to guard
My thoughts, the words I say,
For when afflicted I tend to
Let my temper hold sway.
 
Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Psalm 40:2


When all my world is at the edge
And there’s no place to go,
Then I will stand upon The Rock
Until I feel faith grow.
 
When there is no place in my world
That offers solid ground,
Then I will walk upon The Rock
Until faith can be found.
 
When I am tossed by every wind
That tears at heart and soul,
Then I will cling fast to The Rock
Until my faith is whole.
 
You are The Rock that is my strength,
You’ve held me up through worse.
I’ll trust my life within the hand
That shaped the universe.
 
Psalm 40:2
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Monday, May 2, 2016

In Over My Head


When I get in over my head,
I call and You are there.
I may still have to learn to swim,
But I do not feel despair.
 
When the floods rise all around me,
I call out and find you near.
There may still be raging waters
But I will not drown in fear.
 
Lord, I know that life’s a tempest
And storms will rise and fall,
But I also know that You, Lord,
Will be with me through it all.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Quiet Sunday


It was a simple day today,
Sunshine sparked off the sea,
The breezes rustled all the blooms
Upon each shrub and tree,
And I found time to realize
How much You’ve given me.
 
The peace that ruffles through the waves
And whispers as they pass,
The happiness that’s burrowed deep
Within the sun warmed grass,
Were part of my own personal
Sunday afternoon Mass.
 
And I am grateful for the time
That I had for today
To sit in peace and talk to You,
To praise Your name and pray,
Before I had to rise again
And get back on my way.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pulled Both Ways


To them, it is a game they play,
For me, a way of life.
I’m always torn between my hopes
And this world’s hurt and strife.
 
I want to live a life of joy,
But I keep getting hurt.
And each time I pick myself up
I’m knocked back in the dirt.
 
I want to do good things in life,
To leave something behind,
But, with the chaos in each day,
All I’ve left is my mind.
 
And yet I still keep fighting on,
Pulled both ways every day,
But grateful that I have Your strength
To help along the way!
 
Psalm 59:17
You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fallen
















A feather, fallen to the grass,
Forgotten by the bird
And left to wither where it lies
Without a thought or word.
 
There are some days we understand
That feather’s point of view.
We’d give up in complete despair
If it were not for You.
 
We’ve all known times when we were lost
And feeling left behind,
When there was no place we belonged,
At least none we could find.
 
It is in those times when we’re lost
And feel most out of place
That we most clearly recognize
Heaven’s redeeming Grace.
 
So, while I don’t like being lost,
Feathers fallen to earth,
I’m not afraid, for You’ll find me
And give my life new worth.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

In His Hand


I looked for You when I was lost.
It seemed You were not there
And I was about to give up,
Hopeless in my despair,
But then I saw the truth of things,
I came to understand
There was no need to look for you…
You held me in Your hand.

Psalm 31:5
Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

This whimsical and delightful photo was a gift captured by my aunt, JSK. Thank you So Much for such a perfect shot!