Deceiving Myself

As I look back on my youth
All the fun times I used yo have
Seem to pale in reflection of thoughts
That I formed about life and God

As a young adult I would wrangle
Hoping I could hold my own
But I had deceived myself
Into thinking I was alone

In the end His love one out
I no longer question His grace
He’s shown me that I’m His child
Now I’m happy in His embrace

in rwsponse to the daily prompt
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/20/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-20th-2018-word-wrangle/

Nothing Can Separate

In every storm I still hear His voice
Calming the wind and the waves
There’s never a time He is not there with me
His peace sustains me always

In every sorrow I know He is there
Comforting me in my grief
He always speaks words that cause me to soar
His joy always brings sweet relief

Nothing can separate me from my Lord
His mercy makes my life whole
His joy and His peace
Are always with me
And His love tarries deep in my soul

When I feel down He lifts my head up
Inclining to hear my prayer
His back never turns away in disgust
His love will always remain

Nothing can separate me from my Lord
His mercy makes my life whole
His joy and His peace
Are always with me
And His love tarries deep in my soul

Through trial and test
He knows what is best
He’ll carry me through
From doubt He’ll rescue
To don’t to fear
He always is near
My Jesus, my Savior, my Lord

Nothing can separate me from my Lord
His mercy makes my life whole
His joy and His peace
Are always with me
And His love tarries deep in my soul

Holy Are You

Holy are you
Holy are you
Holy are you oh Lord
Reigning in splendor
King of all heaven
Holy are you oh Lord

Worthy are you
Worthy are you
Worthy are you oh Lord
Lamb that was slain
For the sins of all man
Worthy are you oh Lord

Gracious are you
Gracious are you
Gracious are you oh Lord
Always restoring
Mercy is flowing
Gracious are you oh Lord

Righteous are you
Righteous are you
Righteous are you oh Lord
All things are good
That come from your hand
Righteous are you oh Lord

Worthy Are You Lord

When I wake from my night’s sleep
Then I find my soul did keep
In my heart I gently weep
With joyful praise to God

When my feet first hit the floor
Then I walk right to the door
My spirit lifts up high and soars
To sing the highest praise

Worthy are you Lord, my keeper
Worthy are you God most high
Worthy are you Lord, my strength and shield
Worthy are you Jesus Christ

When my eyes behold the light
Then I look to sunrise bright
My soul rejoices in His sight
My voice sings out His song

Worthy are you Lord, my refuge
Worthy are you God most high
Worthy are you Lord, my joy and peace
Worthy are you Jesus Christ

All that I am
All that I will be
All that I can fathom
Dwells in thee
All the mercy
All the grace you give
Never ending fountain
Come from thee

Worthy are you Lord, my Savior
Worthy are you God most high
Worthy are you Lord, you set me free
Worthy are you Jesus Christ

He is Fair, He is Just, He is Good

I know that we all go through our struggles
At times we feel that God misunderstood
But we always must remember He us with us
He is fair
He is just
He is good

I have had those times when things seem so useless
Things just don’t turn out the way we think they should
Remember He is with me in the valley
He is fair
He us just
He is good

He is fair He is just He is good
He is fair He is just He is good
When I may not understand
He still holds me in His hand
He is fair He is just He is good

The next time you are caught up in your problems
When you’ve done all that you can and then you stood
Look to Jesus who will never leave you helpless
He is fair
He is just
He is good

He is fair He is just He is good
He is fair He is just He is good
When I may not understand
He still holds me in His hand
He is fair He is just He is good

Never Cease

I sit a round and marvel how the Lord could love me so
He lavishes His grace on me and makes His blessings flow
I think about the times that I cursed His holy name
I ran from Him a million times and got so far away

In retrospective I can see He never left my side
Throughout those trying years He was protecting my hard life
He knew the plans He had for me though I had not a clue
He patiently stood by knowing one day I’d come through

Now I love to serve Him and lift His holy name
Daily I cry out to Him and give Him all my praise
I thank Him that He loved me when I did not love Him
I’ll never cease to offer up my worship unto Him

 

In response to the daily prompt Retrospective

Your Great Love

I can’t describe the love you have for me
I can’t describe the mercy that sets me free
Your great love
Is more than enough
To satisfy my wildest dreams

I don’t believe the peace and joy I’ve found
I don’t believe your grace that does abound
Your great love
Is more than enough
To keep my feet on solid ground

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm

I wonder when I’ll finally see your face
I wonder when I’ll join the angel’s praise
That great day
Is not far away
I’ll celebrate with hands upraised

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm

Every storm that comes
Every trial that looms
Has to flee and run from your great love
Every turn I take
Every day I wake
You are there to guide with your great love

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm

Little Mercies

The birds sing above
The stars shine their love
The rain is enough
What mercy

The sun rises slow
Then sets down below
In beauty that shows
What mercy

These are the little mercies that come each day
Mercies we miss all the time
Open your eyes
To God only wise
And see that His mercy does shine

The flowers all bloom
The Veggies look good
The trees wave in tune
What mercy

My breath still arrives
There’s light in my eyes
The sounds are alive
What mercy

These are the little mercies that come each day
Even when trials seems to stay
Open your eyes
To God only wise
And see that He loves you always

His mercy is always around you
His love never goes on break
If we will just open our hearts
He’ll show us His mercy again

Look for the little mercies that come each day
They never cease in your life
Open your eyes
To God only wise
Let His mercy help you survive

So Majestic

What are we doing on this earth
Spinning around the Sun
Amidst a universe so grand
The stars placed one by one?

Why have we been given this place
Where life’s so beautiful?
What caused the heaven’s to create a place
Where our lives can be so full?

These questions remind me every day
How God gives us His grace
He is so majestic I bow down
And give to Him my praise

My goals in life must disappear
So I can follow Him
I pray He will guide me everyday
By His sweet voice within

 

In response to the daily prompt Disappear

The Path tbat Turned

I had my days in High school
Where learning came with ease
I aced most of my classes
All classes were a breeze

I started into business
Where things came naturally
Growth came in giant measure
Advancement was for me

But when I came to Jesus
I had so much to learn
His ways were so much different
After my path was turned

I started to grow slowly
A mentor was my need
My pastors came beside me
And helped me to succeed

Success was not in money
Or in power, fame or things
Success was found in meekness
Humility was king

I still have much to learn
About my walk with God
I’m thankful for the mentors
That have helped me all along

In response to the daily prompt Mentor