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

Limitless Mercy

My days have not always been joyful
His peace has not always been mine
I struggled with sin
Such anger within
I needed a fresh start in life

Then one day I cried out to Jesus
I made Him my Savior and Lord
He showed me His grace
My sin was erased
His mercy became my rewardmercy

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

Now joy bubbles up from my Spirit
His peace always makes my heart glad
His presence is near
I find solace here
The best friend that I’ve ever had

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

The depth of His love
Is always enough
He knows all I need
My prayers He does heed
I’ll walk by His side
In him I’ll abide
His grace is secure
His mercy is pure

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

The Hard Heart

When I was a teen and into my twenties
I used to think that life was just funny
I’d giggle and smirk at most everything
I’d make fun of people with words that would sting

I had many laughs that echoed and roared
Some were guffaws and some loudly soared
But none of them really came from my heart
I didn’t know joy because my heart was hard

I finally met Jesus and changed all my ways
A quick trip to Iowa to spend a few days
I met a girl who would change everything
Then I was invited to church for to sing

On the way home we sat in the back
It was then that I had my first laughter attack
A laugh that came forth from the joy deep inside
I knew in my heart it was real this time

If you’re missing out on the true joy of life
Then come to the Savior who paid a great price
He offered Himself the supreme sacrifice
So you could have joy and eternal life

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Laughter

Jesus Is Enough

With all this world does offer
To me most everyday
From wealth and fame and fortune
To pleasures when I stray

With all it’s glitch and glamour
That try to pull and tug
The one thing I have found
Is that Jesus is enough

Jesus is enough
His mercy fills me up
His grace pours down each day
His Spirit guides the way
His love is everlasting
His joy exhilarating
His peace does fill my cup
Yes Jesus is enough

I’ve seen the charms of this world
I’ve tasted many times
I though I had a good life
But I was dead inside

I heard about a Savior
Who cares not if I’m rough
Since I gave Him my life
I know that Jesus is enough

Jesus is enough
His mercy fills me up
His grace pours down each day
His Spirit guides the way
His love is everlasting
His joy exhilarating
His peace does fill my cup
Yes Jesus is enough

I do not need riches
I do not need fame
I do not need pleasures
I am not the same

Jesus is enough
His mercy fills me up
His grace pours down each day
His Spirit guides the way
His love is everlasting
His joy exhilarating
His peace does fill my cup
Yes Jesus is enough

 

All But Tame

I Dream of Genie was a favorite show
For all my kids when on the grow
The laughed at how she folded arms
Providing good but sometimes harm

Aladdin was a movie name
The genie there was all but tame
He made us laugh and wish that we
Could have a genie just like he

But genie’s will not bring us peace
Joy and hope they can’t release
If you need these and also love
The place to look is God above

He may not fold His arms and blink
He may not work as you would think
But He will fill your life with good
More than a genie ever could

 

In response to the daily prompt Genie

This Chaotic World

I had tried to get much knowledge
I had tried to find true joy
I had tried to find real love
But it all was one big ploy

I was frantic to find something
That would make my life seem full
But emptiness was all I found
In this chaotic world

It was then I found my Savior
Actually, He came to me
He called my name out load
He said He’d set me free

No more would I lack comfort
Or peace, joy, hope or love
He would give them all to me
If I’d call to Him above

Ever since that day
I have lifted up my praise
To the one who called to me
And saved me by His grace

In response to the daily prompt Frantic

Unbroken

Unbroken peace
He gives to me
Amidst the storm
He calms the sea

Unbroken joy
In darkest night
From deep within
He’s my delight

Unbroken hope
In times of doubt
Whatever comes
He brings me out

Unbroken grace
That flows so free
When I fall down
He pardons me

Unbroken love
Will never fail
I may give up
But He prevails

Unbroken praise
To Christ my Lord
I’ll lift His name
Forevermore

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning
I feel fine
I’ve got Jesus on my mind

He’s a real
Friend of mine
He is with me all the time

Gives me joy
Peace of mind
Looks at me with love divine

Hope that keeps
For all time
Home in heaven will be mine

How I love Him so
Jesus Lamb of God
Pardoned all my sin
Wraps me in His arms
Loves me through my faults
Dries my every tear
Calms the storms of life
Calms my every fear

Heals my ills
Soothes my pain
Always near when I should call

Teaches me
Of His ways
Picks me up each time I fall

Urges me
To go on
Even when I’ve hit the wall

Precious thoughts
He has of me
Always keeps me standing tall

How I love Him so
Jesus Lamb of God
Pardoned all my sin
Wraps me in His arms
Loves me through my faults
Dries my every tear
Stills the storms of life
Calms my every fear

Sunday morning
I feel great
I will lift my hands in praise

A Spring Within

I’ve got joy in troubles
Joy in tears
Joy in sorrow
Joy in fears
I can say without a doubt
When I am hurting joy wins out

You ask how joy can overcome
The heartaches that will often come
How can a man be rocked with pain
And have a joy that still remains

It is no secret gift I have
Nor is it hid from any man
This joy is here for you to gain
When life seems to go down the drain

Just turn your mind to Jesus Christ
And realize He bled and died
Was tortured and was crucified
In nine short hours paid the price

Yet His word said that joy was there
As He gave sight to what’s ahead
His eyes not fixed on earthly things
Or all the troubles this life brings

If we would turn our eyes and see
The gifts that grace has meant to be
Our lives are filled with His sweet love
Besides those things that wait above

If we could only rest our mind
Away from troubles in our lives
Than joy would be a spring within
That never will grow dry again

 

Once Upon A Time

I once had sorrow then joy filled my heart
I once had troubles then peace stilled the storm
I once was doubtful then faith came along
My life is not what it once was

Once upon a time I was lost
Wondering if I would survive
Then Jesus came in
He took all my sin
Now I am free and alive

I once was bound up then hope brought me out
I once was fearful then love brought a shout
I once had weakness them He gave me strength
Now my life rests in Him

Once upon a time I was useless
Nothing of good came from me
Then Jesus did call
Now I give my all
To be what He made me to be

No more will I go drifting
No more will I live in fear
No more will I be doubting
Jesus is all I need

Once upon a time I was lost
Wondering if I would survive
Then Jesus came in
He took all my sin
Now I am free and alive

Once upon a time I was useless
Nothing of good came from me
Then Jesus did call
Now I give my all
To be what He made me to be