Thursday, June 21, 2018

Praise the Creator - Re-Posted

I do not praise the rising sun,
Which does so on command,
Nor, pray I, to the mountain’s strength,
That was shaped by His hand.
I do not worship moon or stars,
The trees or raging sea,
For each began within His mind
And, through Him, came to be.
 
My faith is not in creation,
For all its awesome might;
My faith lies in the Creator.
In Him I will delight.
 

Psalm121: 1-3
"I look up to the mountains - does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber."

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lacking Courage- Re-Posted

I am content right where I am,
I see no need to move.
Moving might put me more at risk,
And I’ve nothing to prove.
 
Of course I can’t try something new,
Unless it happens by,
But then again, I cannot fail,
If I don’t move and try.
 
Yes, I’m content to sit right here,
I’m no one, bound nowhere.
Cause If I should try something new
I risk worry and care.
 
Oh Lord, I know it’s an excuse
For fearing too much change,
But, if I leave what’s familiar,
Then I’m left with what’s strange.
 
I know you want me out there, Lord,
You have work I’m to do,
But I am so afraid to move
Unless I move with You.
 
Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trapped by Evil Times - Re-Posted

I feel so trapped within my life,
Hemmed in on every side.
I can’t seem to escape the pain,
And there’s no place to hide.
 
I know you have a reason, Lord,
For what I’m going through,
But I am frightened and alone
And calling out to you.
 
Please help me find the right way out.
Oh Lord, please be my guide,
I tried to do it by myself,
And failed each time I tried.
 

Someday, perhaps, I’ll understand
Why I’m so hurt today,
But answers aren’t what I need now,
Lord, lead me through, I pray.

Ecclesiastes 9:12
Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so people are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them.

Monday, June 18, 2018

I Cannot Fly - Re-Posted

I cannot fly beyond Your love,
Though I take wing and soar.
When I have crossed the bounding waves
I’ll find You on the shore.
 
The sun may rise on foreign lands
That I do not yet know,
But You reign over all of them
So I won’t fear to go.
 
Though I may rise upon the wind
And race into the night,
Still I will find myself once more
Nestled within Your light.
 
For You were there, when I took flight,
You’ll be there when I land,
And, in between, You’ll lift me up
On the palm of Your hand.
 
Psalm 139:9-10
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Lord of Grace - Re-Posted

Oh hallelujah, Lord of Grace,
Your glory is my joy
And I will praise Your name with all
The faith I can employ.
 
Oh hallelujah, Lord of Grace,
I stand within Your light
And I will praise Your holy name
With absolute delight.
 
Oh hallelujah, Lord of Grace
In You my hope resides
And I will praise You with a heart
In which Your peace abides.