Your Mantra

Do you have a problem with worry
Does fear of the unknown lurk within
Your mind can find no peace
Your heart is not at ease
And it seems there is no joy life can bring

I have a suggestion you should try
That can change the outlook for each day
It takes a little time
But quite soon you will find
Your worries will dissolve along the way

Praise the Lord
Give it all you’ve got
Read His Word
Live it every day
Pray for needs
Listen for His voice
Give Him thanks
For each mercy found

And then take just one verse
Philippians four and eight
And make that verse your mantra
Follow it always

Think on things just
Think on things pure
Think on thing honest
Think on things true
Think on things lovely
Think on things virtuous
Think on things praiseworthy
Think on good reports

Then your mind will be renewed
Your heart will be restored
His peace will flow through you
His joy will overflow
Your life will be at rest
Your spirit will be eased
Worry will dissolve into the air
And you’ll be free

In response to the daily prompt
Your Mantra

Try to Scare

I used to be a paper boy

So many years ago

A long and uphill road I walked

With daily news in tow

It never failed along the route

A cur would try to scare

But I delivered faithfully

Ignoring dog beware

When circumstances come in life

That rob us of our peace

God is right there to come beside

And set our minds at ease

Never turn away from troubles

That would test your faith

But joyfully walk on with hope

That answers won’t be late

in response to the dailt prompt Cur

Mercy For Every

For every storm
For every pain
His mercy comes again

For every doubt
For every fear
His mercy’s always near

For every sigh
For every shame
His mercy still remains

For every sin
For every stain
His mercy is my gain

There’s no end to His mercy
There’s nothing that prevails
For every situation
His mercy never fails

For every one
Who’s lost in sin
His mercy is for every

For every one
Who feels left out
His mercy is for every

For every one
Who has some doubts
His mercy is for every

For every one
Whose lost their shout
His mercy is for every

There’s no end to His mercy
There’s nothing that prevails
For every situation
His mercy never fails

Every father, every son
Every daughter, every one
Every mother in her love
His mercy is for every

Release and Replace

Release all things that trouble you
They put you in a bind
Replace them with the Holy Fruit
The Spirit plants inside

Release the fear that follows you
Through every passing thought
Replace it with a lasting love
That only comes from God

Release the sorrow of past sins
That come back just to bother
Replace it with abundant joy
That’s given from your Father

Release the worry that you feel
When thinking of tomorrow
Replace it with the peace of God
That’s permanent not borrowed

Release frustration that demands
You shouldn’t have to wait
Replace it with longsuffering
To guide you through each day

Release the harshness of your tongue
That lashes out at friends
Replace it with His gentleness
Which speaks with good intent

Release the hurtful things you do
When someone does you wrong
Replace it with His goodness
Which makes others feel strong

Release the doubts that creep in
When things just don’t go right
Replace it with unfailing faith
That guides you to His Light

Release all things that make you want
More than you should have
Release the temperance that helps
Your lifestyle to behave

Release the insecurity you feel
When facing unbelief
Replace it with a meekness that
Speaks with authority

Release all things that trouble you
They put you in a bind
Replace them with the Holy Fruit
The Spirit plants inside

Is Fear Stalking?

I remember back when I was young
I loved the drive-in movies
We’d go in bunches to enjoy
The big screen from our Chevy’s

The movies that I liked the most
Were one’s that made me scream
Creature features were the best
I felt I had to see them

Today I steer away from fear
I’d rather have His peace
Why fill my life with dread and drear
When from fear I’m released

If fear is stalking you today
If life seems rather scary
Just ask the Lord to help you pray
He’ll take away your worry.

 

In response to the daily prompt Creature

A Thunderous Ovation

I won’t waste my time to wallow in fear
When the world falls apart all around me
I won’t take the time to listen to doubt
Since I know that my God has assured me

I won’t take the time to question this hope
That grows more inside me each day
I won’t take the time to seek a new path
Since He guides my steps all the way

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

I won’t take the time to lose any sleep
Over things that I cannot control
I won’t take the time to worry and fret
Since I have the peace if the Lord

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

No worry or fear
No doubt or dismay
No hopelessness ever will win
No trouble or test
No sorrow or hurt
Can steal the joy I have within

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

Fixer-Upper

When I was lost He found me
Set me on the narrow path
I could not find my way without Him
When I was sick He healed me
Gave me strength to rise from bed
My body healed without and within

When I was lonely He sat with me
Let me know that he was near
Oh what a comfort He is when by my side
When I was afraid He calmed me
Whispered peace into my ear
Now in His daily presence I can hide

The Lord is my fixer-upper
He makes me new each day
I’ll trust in Him
I’ll always win
As long as I follow His way

When I was broken He fixed me
Put me back together again
I’m a new creature whole and alive in Him
When I was in bondage He freed me
Paid the price to redeem me from sin
I owe my life to my Lord so I give it to Him

The Lord is my fixer-upper
He makes me new each day
I’ll trust in Him
I’ll always win
As long as I follow His way

In sorrow or in pain
In sunshine or rain
In doubt or in faith
In loss or in gain
He always is near
To ease me from fear
I trust in His holy name

The Lord is my fixer-upper
He makes me new each day
I’ll trust in Him
I’ll always win
As long as I follow His way

Sweet Peace

My soul has days that worry looms
Inside my mind I’m filled with gloom
It seems I can’t find rest from fear
Then suddenly your peace appears

Peace sweet peace
Overwhelms me like a flood
Peace sweet peace
Was provided by your blood

The storms of life are gathered ‘round
My feet seem stuck in sinking ground
I pray to God my path to clear
He hears my cry and peace appears

Peace sweet peace
Overwhelms me like a flood
Peace sweet peace
Was provided by your blood

The wind will howl and shake the trees
The waves will roll incessantly
Then Jesus comes and calms the seas
He leaves me with His gentle peace

Peace sweet peace
Overwhelms me like a flood
Peace sweet peace
Was provided by your blood

He said my peace I leave with you
Let not your heart be troubling you
Don’t be afraid my peace is more
Than this world ever can afford

Peace sweet peace
Overwhelms me like a flood
Peace sweet peace
Was provided by your blood

Trusting Jesus

When my joy turns into sorrow
Under burdens that arise
Days of worry come upon me
As a tear forms in my eye
Sadness could come overwhelm me
If I let these thoughts go on
But I’ve learned to seek my Savior
When my troubles are prolonged

When my peace has been disrupted
Turmoil starts to swirl around
My mind wanders out of wanting
To find rest from troub’ling sounds
Doubt could eas’ly overtake me
If I let these thoughts go on
But I’ve learned to trust my Savior
He will keep me from all harm

Trusting Jesus in my trials
Trusting Jesus in my doubts
Trusting Jesus when I worry
He will turn my life about
When the hard times come upon me
There’s no reason to get down
I have learned to trust in Jesus
Jesus makes my life abound

When I start to doubt His wisdom
My life seems to be off track
I can’t seem to find the answer
To the questions that I ask
Storms of life are gathered ‘round me
Whirlwinds howling in my ear
I have learned to trust in Jesus
In the midst of all my fears

Trusting Jesus in the thunder
Trusting Jesus in the rain
Trusting Jesus when I cannot find
My way back home again
He is always watching over me
He is always by my side
I can rest with calm assurance
When in Jesus I abide

I will trust Him
I will trust Him
I will trust the Lord
Even in the darkest storm
I’ll stand upon His word
I will trust Him
I will trust Him
Each and every day
I will give my life to Him
I will trust the Lord

He’s Mine

If not for the Lord I’d still be in sin
No pardon for me the devil would win
I’d flounder through life and wish for retrieve
Then in the end hell my soul would receive

If not for the Lord no joy would be mine
My laughter would be empty echoes through time
Sorrow below in my merriest rhymes
I’d wind up with smiles my face would tell lies

But He’s mine, all mine
He redeemed me that day long ago
He’s mine, eternally mine
He is with me wherever I go

If not for the Lord all hope would be lost
I’d pay the price now an eternal cost
No future would hold anything prosperous
I’d flounder through life in a whirlwind of loss

If not for the Lord my peace would subside
I’d think I was calm but I’d tremble inside
When it seemed things were right only fear would reside
Only terror would fill up the thoughts of my mind

But He’s mine, all mine
He redeemed me that day long ago
He’s mine, eternally mine
He is with me wherever I go

I don’t have to worry
I don’t have to fret
I don’t need to have any doubt
When I asked Him to save me
He did it that day
And my life was turned about

Yes He’s mine, all mine
He redeemed me that day long ago
He’s mine, eternally mine
He is with me wherever I go