Tag Archives: Grace and Mercy

I Cry Out

I cry out in the desert
I cry out in the valley
I cry out in the darkness
I cry out in the deep

I cry out when I’m lonely
I cry out when I’m sad
I cry out when in sorrow
I cry out when I’m bad

You incline your ear to me
When I’m filled with misery
You pour out your loving grace
When I cry out with my praise

Holy, holy Lord I love you
Holy, holy Lord I praise you
Holy, holy Lord I worship
All my heart I give to you

It may seem sometimes to the reader that I must have it all together. I read your comments on these words and I am humbled and blessed that they touch you the way they do. I give God glory for using me as a fountain to pour out these writings to you. But that is all I am. A vessel that is overflowing with praise so much that these words just spill out as I sit at my computer. When I went through my cancer battle I learned to listen to His voice, and He started giving me these words. They reflect my life though, my thoughts, my desires, my heart. Only God knows my heart. Only he can bring these things out of it. Only he can bring the truth out.

The truth is I am a sinner saved by grace, just like you. I have the same struggles and maybe more. The truth is I am not near as close to God as I would like to be. The truth is I cry out to Him often. Then I remember that the psalmist says God inclines His ear to me. Like a loving Father, He stoops down and outs His ear near my lips to make sure He can hear every syllable I speak. He cares so much for me that He wants me to come running to Him. He wants me to communicate my deepest fears and failures. Then he will lift me out of that place and pout me back on solid ground, back within the walls of His fortress. He loves me so much. He loves you so much!

Psalm 116:2 King James version
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

Jesus Life

Nothing At All

What could I do to have sins erased
Nothing, Lord. Nothing at all
What did I do to deserve your grace
Nothing, Lord. Nothing at all

What can I offer that will set me free
Nothing, Lord. Nothing at all
What will you charge to rescue me
Nothing, Lord. Nothing at all

I have been ransomed. I’ve been redeemed
All for no charge you have forgiven me
All that you ask is that I give my life
Just as you gave yours for me

What is the charge for the blessing you give
Nothing, Lord. Nothing at all
What is the rent when in heaven I live
Nothing, Lord. Nothing at all

Free, Lord. You set me free
All for no charge you have forgiven me
Nothing I bring you. Nothing I have
Is worth what you’ve given to me

I have been ransomed. I’ve been redeemed
All for no charge you have forgiven me
All that you ask is that I give my life
Just as you gave yours for me

He was taken by a legion of soldiers in the middle of the night. An illegal court hearing was held where He was beaten and spit upon. They sent Him to Pilate where He was lashed 40 times. He had a crown of thorns pout on His head and was mocked and beaten by the guards. .He was offered up to be set free, but the crowd cried “Crucify Him.” He carried His own cross until the weight was too much and they had someone help Him. The nailed Him to that cross and set it upright. While hanging there, in the midst of that torture, he cried out “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do” Then he gave up Hie life for my sins. For my failures. To heal my diseases. I did nothing to earn my salvation and I can do nothing to buy His grace. Nothing at all. His mercy on my life is what rescued me. He gave that to me, and so much more, that day he died on the cross. Then He rose victorious and he is with me every day to guide me, watch over me, heals me, provide for me. All because He loves me. Despite my wretchedness, He loved me so much That He died for me. I did nothing to deserve His love. Nothing at all.

Isaiah 53:5-6 King James Version (KJV)
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

You Will Send Your Grace

You’re my refuge and my fortress
In the raging storm you bring rest
You will send your grace to still the waves
In your loving arms I am blessed

Your my hope and my assurance
You give strength for my endurance
You will send your grace. I will run the race
While I’m holding on to your hand

No weapon formed against me
No fiery dart thrown at me
Can ever stop me for you are for me
The wind and waves may lash me
No way that they’ll outlast me
You will uphold me for you are with me

Your my everlasting Father
I will love you like no other
I will lift my praise for your wondrous grace
And your will I will discover

And when the storms of doubt when the waves of fear
Crash around me you will surround me
In your loving arms I am safe from harm
No matter what I face you will send your grace

No weapon formed against me
No fiery dart thrown at me
Can ever stop me for you are for me
The wind and waves may lash me
No way that they’ll outlast me
You will uphold me for you are with me

You don’t make us invincible, Lord. You don’t keep the trials and tests way from us. You don’t keep sickness at bay or injury away. Our lives continue on just like the unbeliever’s do. You say the rain falls on the just and the unjust. In the same way the trials of life fall on all of us. You allow them into our lives, you don’t cause them. I often wonder why this happened, or what did I do to deserve that? But I have learned that your plan is always good and right and just. I only need to trust you.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct your path.

 

I Am So Glad For His Grace

I’m far from perfect need I dare say
So many times I have drifted away
My life’s in limbo day after day
I am so glad for His grace

I look at the cross which is where I should be
Then I remember that He died for me
From sin and shame He set me free
I am so glad for His grace

Grace that amazes. Grace that endures
Grace that my pardon from sin assures
Grace more then needed to cover my faults
Wonderful grace. Marvelous grace
I am so glad for His grace

I try to walk the best that I can
I try to hold on to His faithful hand
All that I desire is to stay in His plan
I am so glad for His grace

Often I stumble. Often I fall
Often I wonder why he loves me at all
Often I’m caught in the snare of defeat
But then His grace comes, sets me up on my feet

Grace that amazes. Grace that endures
Grace that my pardon from sin assures
Grace more than needed to cover my faults
Wonderful grace. Marvelous grace
I am so glad for His grace

I don’t deserve an ounce of His grace. Not one minute of His time should be spent on me because I so often just ignore what He asks me to do. I am disobedient, selfish, impatient, insufficient and ungrateful way too often. I know my life often does not please Him because there is sin at the door. I must be a disappointment to Him.

Yet, through all this, He sends His grace. He hears my prayer. He forgives me. He loves me. He dries tears. He calms my fears. He holds me close. He waits for me to turn back to Him. He is my refuge and strength. I do not have to worry when I get lost, He will find me. That’s what His grace is all about, and I am so thankful for grace.

2 Corinthians 12:9  King James Version
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

He Is With Me

He was with Abraham on his journey
He was with Jacob in the night
He was with Joseph in the prison
With Joshua in the fight

He was with Samuel when he whispered
He was with David against a giant
He was with Daniel giving visions
And in the den against the lion

He is with me. He is with me. Every hour of every day
He is with me. He is with me as my guide to show the way
He is with me giving strength. He is with me in His power
I know that I have Jesus. He is with me

He is with me showing mercy
He is with me showing grace
He is with me in my battles
He is with me when I pray

I can walk with great assurance
In the middle of the storm
Because I know the one who calms the sea
I can pray with expectation
That each prayer will be heard
His word says when I pray He’ll answer me

Don’t spend one more day without Him
Don’t spend one more hour without Him
Give it all. Give it all to Jesus

I can trust Him in every storm, in every test, in every trial and in every way. There is nothing that can separate me from His love. Not fire, not flood, not height or depth. No mountain or valley or strange event. When I come to Him, he will meet me where I am. If I am in sin, he will forgive me if I ask. If I am struggling he will pick me up and help me along. If I am crying he will dry my ears and comfort me. If I am troubled, he will say peace be still. There is nothing in life greater than knowing Jesus is right there loving me every minute of every day. What a joy it is to serve Him with all my heart and soul and mind and strength.

Psalm 16:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

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

 

 

You Are There For Me

When all seems lost and I’m all alone
You are there for me
When times get hard and I lose my hope
You are there for me

CHORUS
That’s when I trust in your mercy
That’s when I trust in your grace
That’s when I place my life in your hands
I know that you love me so

When I can’t seem to find my way home
You are there for me
When My path seems to always roam
You are there for me

CHORUS

BRIDGE
You are my everlasting Father
You’re my desire and my strength
You are the one that I long for
Every day!

CHORUS

END
You are the one that I long for
Every day!

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

I Want to Go

I want to go where I see His face
I want to go where I feel His pain
I want to go where I hear His voice
I want to go to the cross

I want to go where His mercy flows
I want to go where His love arose
I want to go where His life was given
I want to go to the cross

CHORUS
At the cross He gave His life
As a sacrifice for me
So that I could spend my life with Him
In eternity

At the cross He took my sin and doubt
So that I could shout I’m free
I will bow before the Lamb of God
Jesus, Jesus

I want to go where my debt was paid
I want to go where my life was saved
I want to go where my prayers were heard
I want to go to the cross

CHORUS

BRIDGE
All my praise to Him
All my heart I give
All my love
All my worship to Him (Repeat)

CHORUS