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The Believers Life

Safe in Your Arms

When I walk through the valley I am not alone
Because you are with me wherever I go

When the storms come upon me I am not afraid
Because you’ll give peace in the midst of the rain

CHORUS
Conqueror, deliverer Savior and friend. Jesus right with me again and again
Mighty Jehovah, Majesty on high, Holy of Holies. I give you my life

When trials surround me I feel like I’ll lose
I don’t have to wait long for you to rescue

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Safe in your arms. I am safe in your arms. I am safe in your arms always (REPEAT)

CHORUS

It had been quite a day for the disciples. Lepers were healed, as was Peter’s mother, and a number of great stories were told. Jesus was a great story teller. He took the simple principles of life and turned them into lessons about God that people could relate to and remember. It was truly remarkable how He could each into everyone’s life right where they were. The people flocked to Him partly because of the miracles and partly because of His amazing way with words.

The crowds had gone back home and Jesus and his disciples got into a boat to go to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. In the middle of their crossing a sudden storm came up. The disciples worried they would drown, but they found Jesus asleep. The cried out to Him “Master, aren’t you worried we might perish?”. Jesus got up and said “Oh ye of little faith” and He quietly calmed the wind and the waves. All was at peace.

Sometimes we think Jesus I not there with us. We feel alone, abandoned and afraid. We are not sure how we will make it through this test, this storm. But He is always there just waiting for us to call to Him. He will calm the storm, take away the pain, dry the tears and soothe the mind. Nothing is too hard for Him!

Isaiah 61 King James Version (KJV)
61 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

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.

Deeper In Love With You

Deeper in love with you
Deeper my Lord
Help me grow deeper in love with you Lord
Purge me with hyssop
Make my life pure
Deeper in Love with you forevermore

Draw me in closer
Closer to you
Deeper and deeper in love with you Lord

Sin comes so easily into my life. I am riding along with my Lord so calmly and all of a sudden there it is again. A harsh word, a little white lie, a backbite here and there or maybe something more serious yet more hidden. Sin is always lurking at the door. There is only one way to keep it at bay. A deep, deep love for Jesus and the sacrifice He made that day on the cross. Knowing that He paid the bitter price for my sin, and now will sprinkle His blood with the sweetness of hyssop over my transgressions should be enough to bring me deeper in love with Him.. After all, He is in love with me! And I have done nothing to deserve it. He has done so much to deserve my love. Oh, Lord how I want to be deeper in love with you!

Psalm 51:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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.

You Can Do It

I walk through the valley alone and afraid
Not knowing what will appear
The shadows surround me and I lose my way
I finally succumb to my fear

I try to escape the darkness and gloom
The sin that has hold on my life
Then I hear you whisper as quiet as dew
My child don’t despair in this night

You can do it with my strength
You can do it through my grace
You can come through this quagmire of life
You can do it with me
As I give you mercy
Don’t despair when your lost in the night

Suddenly light shines around me
The path becomes clear up ahead
Once again I know God walks beside me
I am sure I have nothing to dread
As He speaks

You can do it with my strength
You can do it through my grace
You can come through this quagmire of life
You can do it with me
As I give you mercy
Don’t despair when your lost in the night

Sometimes I get myself into situations that make me cringe. Why did I travel down this road? Why do I get lost in this sin? I brought myself here. Yes, the devil lured me in with His temptations and I succumbed to him, just as Adam and Eve did in the garden. He asks me the same question he asked them on that fateful day. “Did God really say you can’t do that?” When I give any thought to that question, I am in trouble. I know the word well enough to know right and wrong. Yet I walk off the path all too often. I am so glad God is always right thee to bring me back to the path of life. He gives me the strength and the grace to once again walk with Him. Lord, let me stay on this path you have laid out for me! Help me to stay in the light.

Psalm 91:2-3 King James Version (KJV)
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

What A Wondrous Love for Me

Lord I often marvel 
At what you’ve done for me
Since I first received
Your mercy

Lord I often wonder
How you could hear me pray
Or why you’d take my place
And give me grace
 
What a wondrous love for me 
What a wondrous love for me 
Jesus you’re my everything 
What a wondrous love for me 


Can you even begin to comprehend what Jesus did for you on that cross?  I start to list all that He accomplished and run out of words so quickly.   I mean, didn’t He do enough when He was alive?  He told us of our purpose here on this earth.  We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  We will do greater things than He did. Greater than raising the dead,  cleansing the lepers, greater than opening blinded eyes or causing the lane to walk?   It is hard to imagine,  but that’s what He said.

But when He died on that cross, He fully paid the price for our sins. His stripes brought healing, our peace was secured, our salvation was procured and His joy endured.  His amazing love for us was displayed for all of time. What a blessed assurance we have in Him

 

 

Come Today

I come to you for healing
I come to you for love
I come to you seeking forgiveness
For the sin that hinders me

I come to you seeking mercy
I come to you needing grace
I come to you with all my troubles
And the storms that steal my peace

Oh Lord please hold me tightly
In your soft and tender arms
Set my feet on solid ground, Lord
Once again forgive my sin

Only you can calm my fears, Lord
Only you can ease my pain
Only you know how I’m suff’ring
From the battle deep within

Holy God, Abba Father
I cry out to you today
How I need you
How I need you
Come Lord Jesus. Come today

In my time of trouble He is always there. When I cry out to Him, He hears my cry and He will answer. He knows my suffering and is acquainted with my ways. He defeated every temptation I face. I can have confidence that He will be there when I need Him. When I wander away He will come and find me just as a shepherd searches for his lost sheep. When I feel worthless, He will come and dig me out just like someone would search out a precious pearl. He is the one who eases my pain, heals my diseases, calms my storms, wins my battles and dries my tears. He is the one who makes me new again, putting my old ways behind so I can follow Him. My Father loves me and will not let anything harm me.

Psalm 91:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Jesus Rescues All

When the storms of life are gathered
When the waves rise up and fall
When it seems they’ll pull me under
Jesus rescues all

When the miry clay surrounds me
When there seems no hope at all
When I’ve floundered in my failure
Jesus rescues all

From the ashes He has pulled me
From the place my faith dissolved
From my wandering in darkness
Jesus rescues all

From my sin that long beset me
From a life that found no calm
From my doubt and disillusion
Jesus rescues all

Now I find myself in His arms
He’s become my all in all
We can have this bles’sed assurance
Jesus rescues all.

Sometimes we forget who God is. We get into tough situations and can’t seem to find our way out. No matter how hard we try, the trials and tests seem to stay with us. We get impatient and lose hope. We wander in a sea of doubt and sorrow, thinking God has abandoned us.

Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us. He said we would have tribulation, but that we should take courage for He has overcome the world. He is the one who rescued Joseph out of Pharaohs’ hand and exalted him above the nation. He is the one who brought Israel through the Red Sea and buried the Egyptians in that same sea. He is the one who parted the Jordan river for Joseph and knocked down the walls of Jericho. He is the one who gave Samson the strength to bring down the house on the Philistines. He is the one who guided the stone out of David’s’ sling to bring down Goliath. He brought Daniel out of the lion’s den, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego out of the fiery furnace and Jonah out of the belly of a whale. He called Peter from his fishing boat and made him a pillar in the church. He knocked Saul off his horse on the road to Damascus and made him a great apostle. Do you think you’re problem is too big for God? Trust Him. Wait on Him. Believe in Him. Call on His name and He will answer.

Isaiah 41:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

You Amaze Me

Out of the ashes. Out of the night
Out of the darkness. I come to you

Out of my sin. Out of my pain
Out of my weakness. I come to you

CHORUS
You wait for me to come to you
I stand amazed at your great love
You died for me when I was lost
What a gracious God you are
What a gracious God you are

Into your presence. Into your light
Into your Spirit. I come to you

CHORUS

BRIDGE
You amaze me
You amaze me
You amaze me by your mercy Lord (REPEAT)

CHORUS

Safely Back to You

I was lost on the waves of the storms of life
Being tossed all about feeling so uptight
Hope was lost that I’d ever turn upright
Suddenly He came to me

Called my name out loud through the whirling wind
I had heard that voice so I knew it was Him
I stepped out of the boat and I walked to Him
Walking high above the waves

When I looked out on the wind and waves
I began to sink ‘neath the water ways
He reached out His hand and I found His gaze
Looking deep inside my heart

He brought me back to the storm tossed boat
That He calmed the sea set us back afloat
Suddenly a calm came into my soul
I knew all would be all right

Oh sweet Jesus take my hand
Help me please to understand
Why these storms keep tossing me
Off the path you have for me
Of sweet Jesus guide my way
Stay close by my side each day
When I’ve fallen off the path
Bring me safely back to you