Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Taking It Back

Did I not give this up to You
A day or two ago?
And yet I’ve taken it right back
With nothing good to show.
 
This problem’s way too big for me,
That’s why I let it go.
But then I picked it up again
And it just seems to grow.
 
I know that You have this in hand,
And, if I’d let it be,
You’d have it properly resolved
When it came back to me.
 
Yet I seem to be unable
To leave things up to You.
Oh Lord, I mean no disrespect,
Though it must seem I do,
 
I just don’t think I realize
That I have, once again,
Taken back that which I gave up,
And disrupted Your plan.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Truth, Not Doubt - Re-posted


Lord, it’s the simple things in life
That help me recognize
That everything was born in You,
Despite all doubts and lies.
 
The worlds may have burst into life
Within a blink or two,
But there’s no doubt left in my mind,
The one who blinked was You.
 
The sun will rise and set again
As it does every day,
Yet I cannot question whose hand
Has set it on its way.
 
I watch the tides dance in and out
In rhythm with the moon
And I know with all of my heart
It’s You who set the tune.
 
Yes, Lord, I recognize the hand
That’s shaped all that I see
And all the doubts throughout the world
Can’t hide that truth from me.
 
John 1:9
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Apart, But Not Alone - Re-posted


I need to find a place apart
Where I have space to pray,
A place where I can be alone
During my busy day.
 
I live within the outside world
And I have work to do,
But sometimes I need time alone
To spend, Oh Lord, with You.
 
So each day I will slip away
And find a place apart,
A place where I can speak to You,
Then listen with my heart.
 
Matthew 14:23
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Safely Home - Re-posted


We lifted off into the air
And rode the billowed sky;
A prayer of faith to stay aloft,
To help that big plane fly.
 
I know that I am safe up there
But still, each time I roam,
I’m always thankful to be back
Within sight of my home.
 
So thank you for the adventure
And thank you for the fun
And thank you for the safe trip home
When my journey was done.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Steadfast Spirit - Re-post


The day to day of every life
Often gets in the way
Of lifting up our hearts to God
And taking time to pray.
It’s not that we do wicked things,
Or that we’ve gone astray,
But God becomes an after thought
In what we do each day.
So I am asking God tonight
To wash the world away,
Then give us a pure, steadfast heart
And strength to stay that way.
 
Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Prayers Raised - Re-posted


The friends whose needs are oh so great,
The loved ones lost to me,
All those who carry too much pain
And those I long to see.
 
The fear of growing old alone,
The pain of what is past,
The worries that I can’t resolve
And joys I fear won’t last.

Oh Lord I give all these to you,
And you handle each one.
Not only mine, but round the earth
They rise from sun to Son.
 
How can you hear the prayers off all,
The worries, pains and fears,
And not break down, the way I do,
Beneath just my own tears.
 
But you hear every prayer raised
For help when we can’t cope,
Then you return them, once resolved,
And package them in hope.
 
Photo a blessing from Suzie Campagna

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fire Beneath the Snow


The mountain stands sheathed in cold ice,
Yet deep beneath the snow
The fires of its molten core
Bubble unseen below.
 
It seems too still, almost serene,
To hide such fire within,
But that is often how it is
With mountains, and with men.
 
We all hold secrets in our hearts
That no one else can see,
Secrets of loss, of fear, of shame,
Of painful memory.
 
Walk gently then, with those you meet,
For you may never know
What burns at them from deep within,
Beneath the outer snow.
 
Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.