When Storms Hit The Valley

I find a sweet peace within me
When I shouldn’t have peace at all
It arrives when the storm is raging
And the waves are gathered tall
The wind howls fiercely around me
I feel overwhelmed and afraid
When His peace settles in to calm me
And my worry is turned to faith

Then joy comes and wraps around me
And replaces my worry and fear
I now know this storm will not harm me
His joy makes my eyes shed a tear
It instills a deep hope within me
A hope that is steadfast and sure
That He’ll walk with me all the way
As long as this storm endures

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

Then I feel His love deep inside me
Welling up in my spirit and mind
It overtakes every heartache
To know that this love is all mine
I lift up my voice rejoicing
Relieved of the storm that did rage
I sit here content in His presence
Knowing He covers me with His grace

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That Glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

I don’t need to fear or wander in doubt
I don’t need to panic or have worry cry out
I don’t need to question what life’s all about
I only need Jesus. He’ll find a way out

What mercy
What grace
What love He shows me
As He stays by my side
When storms hit the valley
What mercy
What grace
I lift up His name
That Glorious name
The wonderful name of Jesus

Always

I asked the Lord to bless me
He said I always do
I asked Him if He’d heal me
He said it’s done for you
I asked the Lord to give me peace
He said I left it long ago
I asked Him to fill me with joy
He said it always flows
Always He is there
Always taking care
Meeting every need
Doing righteous deeds
Building up my faith
Answers never late
He is always there for me
I asked the Lord to build my faith
He said to read His word
I asked Him for a hope that lasts
He said I could be sure
Whatever thing I asked of Him
He said it’s been supplied
All things were given on that day
When Christ was crucified
There’s no more sacrifice for sin
The work has all be done
Now I just have to live the word
And victory is mine
Always He is there
Always taking care
Meeting every need
Doing righteous deeds
Building up my faith
Answers never late
He is always there for me

Escape The Rat Race

There’s a pattern this world likes to follow
Of hustle and bustle and fame
Go after riches and fortune
Live life and never be tame

I use a pattern that’s different
That seeks peace and joy, love and hope
Following Jesus is simpler
Then the pattern that makes this world cope

Why not step out and come with me
Escape the rat race as they say
Come to the Savior, He’s waiting
To change your life’s pattern today

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Pattern

Let’s Go See

Let’s go see the Savior
He’s waiting just for you
He’s longing to embrace you
In His living arms

Let’s go see the Savior
He’s really close at hand
He wants to bless you daily
With His endless grace

Let’s go see His mercy
Working in our lives
Pulling us from trouble
Every single day

He’s so close
So very close
Waiting for your prayer
He is ready
He’s so ready
To send the answer soon

Let’s go feel His love
Boundless and complete
Loving everybody
He desires your heart

Let’s go give our lives
To the Saviors call
Hope is there awaiting
Peace and joy abound

He’s so close
So very close
Waiting just for you
Won’t you go
And see Him now
His arms are open wide

He’s so close
So very close
Give Him your heart today
Make your life
Complete in Him
He’s waiting just for you

My Payers Go Up

A faint light
Escapes from the kitchen
As I awake this morning
And my prayers go up

There are those
I know who are hurting
As I petition God for them
And my prayers go up

There are those
Who need His salvation
As I intercede for their souls
And my prayers go up

He hears my every word
From His throne on high
As in Jesus name I pray
The answer will come
In His time

I ask God
To give them strength
As they wait for relief
And my prayers go up

I ask God
To give them peace
In the midst of the battle
And my prayers go up

I ask God
To give them joy
To replace their suffering
And my prayers go up

He hears my every word
Before His throne I bow
As in Jesus name I pray
The answer will come
now, it will come now

God will see you
Through the heartache
Through the pain
Through the suffering
Through every battle
Until the answer comes
Just trust Him

I am awake
My prayers have ceased
And my praise goes up
To the God
Tho answers prayers
My praise goes up
 
For I know
That He has heard me
And the answer’s
On the way
 
I will praise Him
I will worship
I will bow
Before His throne
As my prayers go up

Simpler Life

I’ve tried real hard 

throughout my life

To be a step ahead

The hurry and the scurry 

always kept my

Wondering

What if I resist

The urge

To keep up with the Joneses 

And I just lived

A simpler life

With Christ
What I found 

When I slowed down 

Was peace

And joy

I’d never known

I found contentment 

Even in hard times

Because I knew

He was there

What a find

What a privilege 

To have Him

There
Now I do my best

To resist 

The call of the world 

And respond to

The call of

Christ

In response to the daily prompt Resist

Don’t Be Psychotic!

Life is full of ups and downs

And ins and outs

And all arounds

It can be so chaotic

We almost get psychotic

 

But Jesus changes evrything

The joy and peace I found

Keep my life real sound

He loves me oh so much

And I can feel His touch

 

Do you know Him and His grace

Do you know His love today

If not, dont wait

It’s not too late

Ask Him in your heart today

And bid chaos goodbye!

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Chaotic

Divine Blessings

What if I was to tell you that joy could be yours 
Unspeakable joy ever day
No matter what trials and tests come along 
This joy never goes away

 

What if I was to tell you that peace could be yours
A peace the world can’t understand
Instead of the worry you now dwell upon
This peace is at your command

 

These blessings and more can be yours
Divine blessings from God up above
If you’ll call on His Son
And accept He’s the one
Who redeemed you from sin with His blood.

 

What if I was to tell you that hope could be yours
A hope everlasting and sure
Instead of wondering what tomorrow may bring 
This hope will always endure.

 

What if I was to tell you that healing was yours
From all of your aches and pains
When your body is hurting and nothing will help
This healing will sooth your complaint

 

His power to forgive

His mercy that gives

His grace everlasting and true

All these are His gifts

And they are yours if

You accept that He died for you

 

What if I was to tell you that love could be yours

A love that defies human thought

This love reaches down to the depth of your soul

It’s a love that can never be bought

 

These blessings and more can be yours
Divine blessings from God up above
If you’ll call on His Son
And accept He’s the one
Who redeemed you from sin with His blood.

What A Savior

It’s hard to explain

This joy I have inside

It makes my disappointments

Run away and hide

When sorrow tries to come

I tell it to subside

Because the joy I have from Jesus

Will constantly abide

 

It’s hard to comprehend

This peace I have attained

When trouble comes my way

It never causes pain

When fear tries to surround me

I tell it to refrain

Because the peace I have from Jesus

Will constantly remain

 

What a Savior

What a friend

Jesus is to me

Giving Hope

Giving mercy

He is all I need

Answering my prayers

Always guiding me

Wonderful Messiah

Jesus is to me

 

Impossible to know

The depth of His great love

He showers it upon me

From heaven up above

It overflows my spirit

There is more than enough

I’m so glad He gives me

His unfailing love

 

And then there is His greatest gift

His Amazing grace

It forgives me when I falter

And lifts me when I praise

I’ll look to Him each morning

In hopes too see His face

I’ll never turn away from

His amazing grace

 

What a Savior

What a friend

Jesus is to me

Giving Hope

Giving mercy

He is all I need

Answering my prayers

Always guiding me

Wonderful Messiah

Jesus is to me

No Contest

I sit and wonder why, Lord
Do people not choose thee
When they hear you’ve paid the price
From sin to set them free

Down here they feel so happy
And they think it’s the best
But if they just choose you today.
They would be richly blessed

In this life they party
Thinking all of life’s a game
If you would fill them with your joy
They’d never be the same

And when the party’s over
And the happiness is gone
They sit their all alone and wonder
When some peace will come

But I can tell them truly
That the peace that Jesus gives
Will permeate  their soul each day
As long as they shall live

You ask me how I know these things
So I’ll tell you here and now
‘Twas not that long ago my friend
That I refused to bow

I loved the party life at night
But hated waking up
My mind was filled with torment
My thoughts were so corrupt

It took at least 10 times
For me to head His call
But when I did, He kept His word
And gave to me His all

He blesses me each day
With His presence,  oh so sweet
He fills my heart with joy
Happiness just can’t compete

His peace is so remarkable
It soothes me every day
And His love is unforgettable
He walks along my way

But most of all His mercy
Is always reaching me
And His grace is so amazing
As it works to keep me free

You see it really is no contest
What the best life is
So why not turn your life around
And make your heart be His.