Tag Archives: Depend on God

Endure

When I am desperate for a touch from God
And He seems so far away
I lean on friends and those I trust
To get me through each day
 
Sometimes I understand His plan
And other times I don't
But I always know He's in control
And that truth I won't let go.
 
I hurt deep down inside today
For the trouble of a friend
I can only trust the Lord will show
His strong and mighty hand.
 
For when darkness clouds each weary day
And the sun seems dim and weak
I know my God will come to me
How I long to hear Him speak
 
He'll tell me that He loves me
And His plan is good and sure
He'll tell me that He knows my hurt
He'll tell me to endure
 
He'll tell me in the end I'll see
Why I had to walk this road
Until that time, He'll carry me
And lighten up my load
The Believers Life

Storms Will Subside

When I’m feeling left out I look in
To see Jesus is right there with me
I’m never alone
When My Saviors along
Always in Him I will be

When I’m feeling down I look up
To see Jesus is looking at me
The smile on His face
Shows me His grace
This is where I want to be

When I’ve lost my way I look back
I see Jesus is running to me
I give Him the lead
He knows what I need
Behind Him is where I must be

When I do not know I look lost
My faith seems a long way from me
His word will I seek
His truth I will speak
My faith will rise up in me

When I might be faced with some trouble
His mercy is all I need
His love will abide
Even storms will subside
I know Jesus is right there with me

Jesus More

More than all the riches this world can afford
More than all the power I can find
More than all the glory man may cast my way
I need Jesus more

More than all the wisdom I can yet attain
More than all the knowledge I could gain
More than all the things this world can offer me
I need Jesus more

He gives me life and hope
He gives me peace and joy
He gives me grace abundantly
He gives me pardon for my sin
He gives me life so deep within
There is nothing I would not give
To have Jesus more

There is so much I have to learn. So much I want to know. So much I can yet attain if I would just spend more time with Him. He is the source of all knowledge and wisdom, the source of all that I could ever want. It is not the riches or fame of this world that will satisfy the human soul. It is not attaining great fame that will bring me pleasure in this life. Many have walked that road and failed to accomplish the one thing that all desire – happiness and contentment. That is what the human soul longs for more than anything else. We try our drugs, alcohol, sinfulness, power grabs, riches attained and all those other worldly things but in the end they do not bring these two things. They only bring a desire for more in us. There is never enough to fulfill our lust for this world and for satisfying the flesh.

Desiring more of Jesus is different than desiring the things of this world because He is the source of all things good and right. In Him we can find contentment even though we still seek to know Him more. In Him we can be blessed even though we do not have the trappings of this world’s wealth. Indeed, we are much opposite to that. When we have more of Jesus, we are poor in spirit, we mourn, we are meek, we hunger and thirst for righteousness, we are merciful, we are peacemakers. When we have more of Jesus we do for others as we would want them to do for us. We do not have to satisfy this earthly flesh, but have a much higher calling to please Him. More of Jesus is truly the place of blessing and contentment for our lives.

Philippians 4:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

I Pledge My Life

I love you Lord with all my heart
I live for you with all my soul
I praise your name with all my strength
Renew my mind and make me yours

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All that I am. All that I’ll be
Comes from the times I’m at your feet
Bowing before your royal throne
I pledge my life to you alone

I honor you with hands upraised
I worship you as grace endures
I tell the world your mercy reigns
My one desire is to be yours

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Now I will rest as peace abounds
Your joy is rolling through my veins
I’ve found a hope that never fails
I bow before your throne again

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It is one thing to say I love the Lord. It is quite another to be fully engaged in living for Him and abiding in Him. In polling of adults, 65% of Americans say they are Christian. The number has declined considerably through the years. Put that alongside these numbers: 76% of Americans favor that abortion should stay legal, 63% agree that same-sex marriage is acceptable, 40% of marriages end in divorce and 66% of couple cohabitate before marriage. Add that to the alarming fact that only 37% of people go to church at least one a week, and you can see that we may say we are Christian, but our actions are far from it. Basically, people say they are Christian because they believe in God. They think that’s all it takes to be a Christian. They don’t read their bibles to see that God expects a whole lot more than that out of them. He expects them to take up their cross and follow Him. He expects them to be light and salt to a world that is screaming for help. He says we are blessed if we are poor in spirit, meek, hungry and thirsty for righteousness, merciful, kind and so many other things.

This world is searching for answers like they never have before. If we would all just be Christian to each other, we could change this world. It takes me and you determining to carry out the Father’s will on this earth. That is exactly what Jesus did. Even at a young age He told His parents that he musty be about His Fathers business. Are you about the Fathers business today. Are you preaching the Gospel and reaching others. Are you truly a follower of Christ – a Christian?

2 Timothy 4:2 King James Version
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

The Eye of the Storm

You are the eye of the storm
A calm from the wind and the rain
When I kneel and pray
You send me your grace
Bringing peace to my life once again

You are the rainbow so bright
After thunder and lightning suspend
When I’m in a mess
I see your faithfulness
Bringing hope that the trial will end

I will kneel at your feet and adore you
I will lift up my hands in praise
Because you are my fortress and refuge
I will worship your holy name

You are the sunrise at morn
Shedding light that pierces the dark
The birds sing their song
And I sing along
Bringing joy in the depth of my heart

Hallelujah I am free
Hallelujah I am saved
Hallelujah I’m delivered
By the power of your name

I will kneel at your feet and adore you
I will lift up my hands in praise
Because you are my fortress and refuge
I will worship your holy name

Hurricanes amaze me. Swirling around with winds of up to 170 MPH in the fiercest storms, they wander across the ocean on a path that meteorologists can only guess at. So massive that if one of these larger hurricanes were placed over the state of Iowa, where I live, it would cover the whole state with tropical force winds. The winds at the center, a place called the eye wall, are the strongest in the whole circulation. But even in these monstrous storms, in the center is calm. The eye of the storm often brings sunlight and blue skies between the walls of rain, It is a place of peace.

Our God is our refuge, our fortress, our place of peace in the midst of the trials of our lives. We can depend on Him to keep us safe and deliver us from harm. He will never fail us and never forsake us. What a wonderful God we serve!

Psalm 91:1-2 King James Version (KJV)
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Rock of Ages

When the storm clouds gather
And the North wind roars
Do not be discouraged
God will make you soar
High above your troubles
Where the sky is clear
You’re on higher ground
When the Lord is near

He lifts me up to higher ground
He calms my soul without a sound
I know I’m safe when He’s around
He is my rock of ages

Rock of ages, fortress strong
Rock of ages, I’ll go on
Jesus, Lord, please keep me safe
You’re my rock of ages

David writes many psalms about the one who is his fortress, his refuge, his strong tower. There will be storms that rage in our lives. There will be trouble on ever side. There will be heartache and there will be strife. But Jesus says He has overcome the world! He has overcome to bring us joy, peace, and hope. His love has brought us up out of the grave of sin and set our feet on solid ground. He is our rock and our fortress strong.

So don’t get lost in the storm. I live in the Midwest and we get blizzards quite often out here. The first thing they tell you is not to get out of your car if you are stranded. In a blizzard you can easily get disoriented and turned around if you start walking. Stay in the car. Stay in Jesus loving arms when the storm comes. Strand on the Rock and you will be safe.

Isaiah 26:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4 “Trust in the LORD forever, For in [a]GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.

I Need You Lord

I need you Lord
In my trials
In my sorrow
In my weakness
In tomorrow
In my heartache
When my faith goes
I need you Lord

Not a week
Not a day
Not an hour
Not a minute
Not a second
Not a blink
That I don’t need you Lord

Come to me Lord
I seek your face
Come to me Lord
I need your grace
Come to me Lord
I’ll give you praise
Oh how I need you Lord