Category Archives: Poetry

The Believers Life

Alive Again

Who am I Lord
A sinful man
Lost in my own ways
Trying to find a way
To make life right
To feel I’m worth something
To someone
Anyone
Does anyone see me
Or hear me
Or even care I’m alive
Here in this flesh
Walking down this road
The wide road
The wrong road
Lost
Confused
Shattered by life
Crying for help
Looking anywhere I can
Drugs are not the answer
Neither is alcohol
Sex is not even close
Money comforts
But does not bring peace
Power is exhilarating
But is fleeting and empty
Fame only lasts for a moment
Like a vapor in the wind
All of life’s pleasures
Bring no joy that lasts
But only sorrow
Heartache
Solitude
And I despair in my condition
I am not sure of the way out
I do not know where to go next
Everyone looks at me and sees success
They see happy
They see what I want them to see
But it’s only an image
A projection
Of the external man
Not the internal man
Oh, wretched man that I am
Who will save me
Who will rescue me

Then
In an instant
In an unanticipated moment
Jesus whispers into my ear
With words of peace
Words of joy
Words of a refuge
Safe in His arms
And I weep
My heart breaks
My spirit collapses
My mind is fixed
On His words
I cannot deny them
I cannot refuse them
So I ask Him to forgive me
For my sin
My arrogance
My wandering heart
My sinful ways
Surprisingly to me
He does
A wave of freedom flows over me
I can feel the filthiness leave
I can feel His Spirit enter in
There is no doubt
No way to undo
What he has just done
He has washed my win away
Like a tide washes the shore
Like the light dispels darkness

I am a new man
A new creation
Walking the narrow path
Walking with Him
Blessed by his Spirit
No longer alone
No longer in despair
But filled with joy
Peace
Hope and His love
Oh what a Savior
Jesus my Lord
Lamb of God
Wonder of wonders
He has done what I could not do
He has done what no one else could do
He has done what this world cannot d0
He changed my course
From hell to heaven
In the blink of an eye
I am saved
Forgiven
Washed by the blood
Redeemed from my sin
Forever forgiven
Alive again!

The Lord

The Lord is my strong tower
A refuge from the storm
When danger lurks about me
He keeps me from all harm

The Lord is my deliverer
When I call on His name
The enemy will flee from me
If I will seek His face

The Lord is my redeemer
My sin He has erased
Forever I will trust in Him
I’ll give Him all my praise

The Lord will fight my battles
When I obey His word
As long as I am seeking Him
His promises endure

The Lord is strong and mighty
The Lord is always near
The Lord will calm my doubts
The Lord will squash my fear

The Lord does reign forever
The Lord is above all
The Lord is King of Heaven
The Lord still hears my call

I will shout and sing
The praises of my king
For He will be my guide
He’s always at my side

What a precious Savior
The one that I adore
He showers me grace
Oh how I love the Lord

Follow Jesus

I have decided
To put my sin behind
To clean this filthy mind
Let light remove the blinds
And follow Jesus

I have determined
My path has gone astray
That I have lost my way
Please turn me back today
And follow Jesus

He is the way the truth the light
His is the only way that’s right
He’ll turn my darkness into light
Jesus only Jesus

This Moment

In this moment right now
I will praise you
I’ll forget the past
And I’ll praise you
I’ll press toward the mark
As I praise you
Going forward not back
Praising you

Looking to you
I will praise you
You are my source
I will praise you
My trust is in you
As I praise you
You settle my course
While I praise you

With all of my heart
With all of my soul
With all of my strength
I will praise you
Every day
In every way
I will give all
Of my praise unto you

Mercy is All I Need

Lord how I need to cry out to you
In the middle of my distress
I cannot find rest
In the midst of this mess
Your mercy all that I need

Lord I have walked away from you
I cannot find peace for my soul
I’m desperate for you
Don’t know what I should do
Your mercy is all I need

Mercy is all I need
Mercy is all I need
My soul’s in your hands
Only you understand
The depth of the mercy I need

Then I hear your sweet voice calling out to me
Saying son I’ve forgiven your sins
Don’t give them a thought
Just turn and walk
Follow the path where I lead

I do not hold them against you
I do not tell them again
I do not see your sins anymore
To me you are sin free and clean

Mercy is all I need
Mercy is all I need
My soul’s in your hands
Only you understand
The depth of the mercy I need

Mercy Never Gives Up

I’m not sure why you put up with me
I am not always following you
I turn to the left
Or I turn to the right
I’m ashamed of the things that I do

Yet in the midst of my wandering
Your Spirit still seems to work
He straightens my steps
Puts me back on the path
So I’m running right back to you

Your mercy never gives up on me
Never rests on my behalf
I know I can trust
In your wonderful love
To draw me closer to you

Forgive me Lord my transgression
Help me move past all of my sin
My desire is for you
For your love is true
And your mercy never gives up

Safe

“For you alone, oh Lord, make me dwell in safety” Psalm 4:8:

Safety from the ravages of sin
Safety from the error of my ways,
Safety from the darkness within
Safety from the troubles of my days
Safety from the tempters luring voice
Safety from the storms in the night
Safety from the world and all it’s noise
Safety from the things that block the light

You, Lord make me dwell there.
Safe from all danger
Safe from all harm.
Safe from myself when I wander away.
Safe from the thief who would hinder my way.
Safe from the wiles that satan employs.
Safe from His trials that would steal my joy
Safe from confusion that takes away peace
Safe from the tempter who tries to appease
Safe from the things that would steal all my praise
Safe in the arms of the Lord of all grace
Safe in the mercy that He does bestow
Safe in the love that He brought here below

I am set apart by the Lord
And He hears my prayers
He has put gladness in my heart
He makes me lie down in peace
He sets me apart
And keeps me safe