Don't know how I got here Don't know which way to go My life is all in pieces I am broken and alone I lift my eyes to heaven And lift my voice to pray For in the midst of trials He will make a way He'll take the pieces of my life And place them one by one Each piece makes up the puzzle That one day will be done I've scattered them all over Some are upside down My Lord will turn them over The lost ones He has found Slowly and with tender love The picture starts to form Even though I'm going through The middle of the storm He puts me back together Each time I fall apart So, I will trust in Jesus. I give to Him my heart And when the day is over I know His loving hand Will put me back together Revealing His good plan
Through the night I rest assured That you alone will give me every breath Through the storm I am secure For you alone provide me with your strength In every situation I trust in your salvation To guide me down the pathway of my life You’re my Lord You are my King You are my Savior My everything. And I will trust In you alone Lord I adore you.
This was the very first song God gave me back in 2010. After this, the flood gates opened and the songs and choruses just kept coming. I thank God for the advice of my Pastor, who told me to just keep listening when I told him the story of this song. Best advice I ever received!
I can’t get over what He did for me He healed my body and He set me free He changed my life beyond what others see When He died for me upon that tree CHORUS Precious Lord, all that I need I come to you on bended knee Please hold me closely to your side With you I always will abide Now every day He shows me the way He fills my mind with words that I should say In peace and joy I walk through every day I have it made in His sweet grace CHORUS The future looks hopeful and bright As He shows me the path to win the fight My destiny is in His glorious light Close by His side I will abide CHORUS
All of my life I have been searching for someone to help me out All of my days are spent in wandering about All of my trials and temptations don’t lead me anywhere I have not figured out why I am here I have looked to drugs and alcohol to bring me some relief But they only added to me sense of grief I had money, I was wealthy, I had riches and much fame But life only seemed to be a tiresome game Then I found the Lord or He found me And He told me what I was made to be A child of God and forever free Now He’s here walking with me Jesus is my guiding light Jesus is my help at night Jesus is the one who saved my soul From the depths below Now I choose to walk with Him and He shows me the way His love shadows over me each day I have given everything to follow in His past Because I know it will last I know the Lord and he knows me All that I do and all that I see I pray that He will help me be All that He has desired for me Jesus is my guiding light Jesus is my help at night Jesus is the one who saves my soul From the depths below
I don’t understand your mercy that wipes away all my sin I don’t understand your marvelous grace that blesses me once again I don’t understand the peace that instills a calm within my soul I don’t understand the joy overflowing when sorrow tries to take hold I have a long way to go but I know how to get there I’m trusting you all the way Day by day you will show me the road I should travel There is no other way I’m falling in love with you more all the time I just want to see your face So I will praise you. I will praise you. I don’t understand this hope that arises when darkness is all I see I don’t understand why you give me wisdom when I act so foolishly I don’t understand the way that your light reveals all my deepest shame I don’t understand your love for me before I knew your name I have a long way to go but I know how to get there Your Spirit dwells in my heart There is no other one who can light up my path Reveling to me my part Every day I desire to do your will more than the day before My one desire is to see your face So I will praise you. I will praise you Down on my knees, my face in my hands I humbly bow down at your throne Lord hear my cry, hear my plea I’m begging you please hear my cry I love you Lord. I love you Lord
What does it matter Lord? Why am I here? What is my purpose Lord? Please make it clear. I’m praying daily and hoping you hear The voice of my heart cries out. What does it mean that I write these words? What is your will for the thoughts of this verse? I try to listen. Each day I am yours The voice of my heart cries out. Hearing your voice means more to me Than what I should smell or what I should eat. Whenever I hear your voice start to speak I sit down and write your words I pray that these words will bring comfort to all No matter how big. No matter how small, That these words my keep them from having a fall Drawing them closer to you So I end this verse by giving you praise I lift up my voice and my heart is raised Jesus I worship your wonderful name The voice of my heart cries out I try to explain to people that I don’t just write poetry to have something to do. I don’t write it because I have something to say. I don’t write it because it’s a passion of mine. I have written poetry since I was in high school. It has been something inside me for over 50 years. Then it was my thoughts, my imagination, my words. It became like a journal of the struggles I was having in my youth. I wish I had keep them all, but I did not. Now it is different because I write what the Lord dictates to me. Usually it starts with a word, or a line, or a whole stanza. When I hear it, I sit down and start typing and don’t stop until he stops talking. It may sound like my lament, or my questions, but I think God has a bigger purpose in each one of these psalms. All I am is a vessel. That is why I am here. 2 Timothy 2:20-21 King James Version 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
I was wandering in the wilderness this morning Wondering if my life was headed for a fall Then I heard a gentle voice Saying “Son you have a choice. You can walk away or answer to my call.” I had never thought I’d leave my precious Savior But it seemed my life was spinning out of place I was walking really slow Then my legs began to bow Soon I found that I had fallen on my face I’m not sure how I got down on my knees But I knew the Lord would hear my heartfelt pleas I lifted up my voice And I started to rejoice For all the mercy He had shown to me It was not uncommon that He’d speak to me I heard His voice most every single day And I always have a choice To heard His gentle voice Or to walk into the wilderness my way I slowly raised myself up off the ground Decided I would quickly turn around I headed back to Him From the place that I had been To find the place where love and peace abound
What an unexpected journey the Lord has brought me on As I look back I can see that my journey has been long At the same time I am thinking it has only just begun For I know He has a plan for my life I was lost in deadly sin and was in the darkest place Had no thought of getting out or having sin erased But God had another plan to show me amazing grace My plan was going to die a welcome death I travelled to a friend who brought me to His church The preaching went right through me and I suddenly was urged To raise my hand for Jesus but my body would not lurch I sat there in that pew needing help Later on that week the pastor came a calling Asked me if I wanted to ask Jesus to come in I prayed that prayer and Jesus washed away my sin God’s plan was just beginning in my life Two years pater I went back to visit that same friend But the Lord I a plan bigger than I could pretend While there I met a girl who my lonely heart did mend God’ plan for us to wed had begun I could go on and on for a hundred verses here But I think you get the picture why I hold Jesus dear Neither time did I ask Him where His plan would steer His plan finds me right where I am So now I’m swerving Him with all my heart and soul I am not really sure where He wants me to go But He will get me there and this truth I do know I am ready, willing and able to do what He asks me to do You see we do not know when a change will come about All we have to do is praise Him with a shout Serve Him where you are and soon you will find out His plan will happen unexpectedly
My heart is divided, Lord I am undone I know that I’ve failed you This cannot go on When my fear of you falters The enemy’s won Lord, please unite my heart One side wants to serve you Giving you praise My fleshly heart falters And wanders away All this division Keeps me in a daze Lord, please unite my heart CHORUS When I put it together you can use me. Use me. When I no longer wander from your presence. Your presence There is nothing I can’t do That you have called me to You will hear me when I pray I will hear the words you say I’ll no longer walk away from you, Oh Lord, my God My heart is wide open Come to me now I need your forgiveness Please touch me now Only by your mercy’ Only by your grace Lord, please unite my heart CHORUS One side wants to praise you The other wants to sin One side wants forgiveness The other lies again One side wants your mercy Implores to find your grace Come and turn my fleshly heart To give you all the praise CHORUS
You guide me up the mount and through the valley
Every step you show me where to go
On the summit I can sense your presence
But it seems that you’re not there down far below
Then I look around while walking through the valley
I see trees and fauna growing next to me
Then I realize the mountaintop is rocky
If I want to grow the valley’s what I need
I call out to my blessed Lord and Savior
I cry out Lord I need your guiding hand
And even though I may not feel His presence
I know that I am walking in His plan
He grows me in the valley if I’ll listen
The mountaintop just has pretty view
Let me see myself as you have seen me
So I can see the growth that makes me new
I’ll linger in the valley as you guide me
And I’ll climb up the mountain when you lead
But I’ll always remember it’s the valley
That provides me with life eternally
Mountaintop experiences are far more enjoyable. First of all, the view is spectacular so often. I grew up in New England where mountains are plenteous. My brother and I loved to climb and hike and would do so often. Mt Wachusett was nearby, Mt Monadnock was a favorite destination and mountains Lafayette and Lincoln are a wonderful hike and climb. The view from the top was always spectacular. You could see for miles. In the fall, the foliage was unbelievable. I highly recommend everyone go through New England in the fall at least once in their lives. On some cooler days you could see the fog hanging down in the valley, So pretty.
In the valley you could not see anything bur trees and brush. Maybe a stream here and there. If you did not have a trail it was hard to know exactly where you were or what direction you were going. It could be dark and dangerous. But you must go through the valley to get to the mountaintop. The valley is where life is. Always growing and ever changing.
I our spiritual lives it is in the valleys of life where we grow, where we can bloom. God is always guiding us and helping us to overcome the difficult trails we have to take. If we will remember that it in the troubles and toils of the valley where our life grows, we will love being in those valleys. There will be a joy that will always bring us through
James 1:2-4 KJV
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.