Release and Replace

Release all things that trouble you
They put you in a bind
Replace them with the Holy Fruit
The Spirit plants inside

Release the fear that follows you
Through every passing thought
Replace it with a lasting love
That only comes from God

Release the sorrow of past sins
That come back just to bother
Replace it with abundant joy
That’s given from your Father

Release the worry that you feel
When thinking of tomorrow
Replace it with the peace of God
That’s permanent not borrowed

Release frustration that demands
You shouldn’t have to wait
Replace it with longsuffering
To guide you through each day

Release the harshness of your tongue
That lashes out at friends
Replace it with His gentleness
Which speaks with good intent

Release the hurtful things you do
When someone does you wrong
Replace it with His goodness
Which makes others feel strong

Release the doubts that creep in
When things just don’t go right
Replace it with unfailing faith
That guides you to His Light

Release all things that make you want
More than you should have
Release the temperance that helps
Your lifestyle to behave

Release the insecurity you feel
When facing unbelief
Replace it with a meekness that
Speaks with authority

Release all things that trouble you
They put you in a bind
Replace them with the Holy Fruit
The Spirit plants inside

Jesus, My Shepherd

Jesus is my shepherd and I am His sheep
He is my refuge and strong tower
A fortress built to withstand any attack from my enemy
He guards me and protects me
He keeps me safe in all situations
He watches over his flock with great diligence and with the utmost love.
As long as I follow him and stay in his flock
There is nothing that I shall ever want for
He provides everything that I need
He brings me to places that are lush with the things I have need of.
His provision is pleasing for both my body and my soul
He supplies life giving nourishment in the green valley pasture
That He lays out before me
I could not ask for a better place to be
There are streams wherever He leads me
Streams of clear, cool, refreshing water that is still
It is living water that never runs dry
I can partake of it easily and often because it is not rushing by me
There are no rocks or rapids in it
It is calm and it calms me
I stand beside it and enjoy the beautiful view
My shepherd restores all that is within me
I can be at peace in these wonderful valleys
My soul can be renewed and revitalize
By the soothing sound of the river of life slowly going by me
The river is full of those things that I need to keep me vibrant and alive
He guides me in the right way all the time
I never have to worry that He will lead me astray
He shows me the way to live my life
So that I will bring Him glory
It is also a way that keeps me safe from all harm
His way helps me to grow in my faith every day
He will never fail me
Even though I am facing the most difficult of circumstances
I will never be afraid
Even when it seems like the walls of my life or crashing in around me
I will not worry
Even when sickness comes in and could destroy me
I will not crumble or complain
I can have this attitude because I know that He is always with me
He will never leave my side
He will never leave me without remedy for my situation
He has the power and the strength to bring me out of anything
I can call upon this power and this strength in His name
It will arrive swiftly when I call
Even if my enemies are coming in around me
I do not have to worry about them
God will prepare a feast for them so they will be my friends.
He will give me calm in the midst of that storm
He is the one who lifts them up
He is the one who brings them down
He is the one who makes nations rise and fall
He is the one that puts their Kings on the throne and removes them.
There is nothing I need to fear from my enemies
Jesus anoints me as His follower with the Holy Spirit
His Spirit teaches me and guides me by His word
Whenever I need His help
He’s always there to comfort me and protect me
He shows me the word
He gives me the understanding on how to apply it to my life
That anointing brings in the fruit of the spirit
Which guide my life and everything that I do
He fills me so full that it runs over to other people around me
They can feel the love, joy and peace of God in their lives
I have no doubt in my mind that His goodness and His Mercy
Will always be my guiding light.
They will go wherever I go
They will be wherever I am
Every day I will have His mercy and His goodness alive in my life
Every day I will taste of the goodness of God for the rest of my life
Not a day will go by that He will not be my shepherd
I will be in his presence for all eternity

 

He Covered Me

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He’s laid them out for all the world to see
I’ll seek His will each day
I’ll draw close to His side
Then I’ll become what he wants me to be

Mercy flowing freely
For His mercy covered me
I’ll always see the best in everyone
Grace that covers mistakes
For His grace has covered me
Forgiving and forgetting those things done

Joy that never ceases
For His joy has covered me
No matter what the test I still feel blessed
Peace that calms my spirit
For His peace has covered me
The storms of life all pass me as I rest

Hope for life eternal
For His hope has covered me
Nothing can distract me from my goal
Love that knows no bounds
For His love covered me
The love of God will fill my heart and soul

Then when the day is over
When the sun is settling down
I will know that all these blessings guide my life
I’ll climb into my bed
Then I’ll lift my praise to God
For keeping me attracted to His light

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He promised them for all the world to see
You too can claim them now
There close within your grasp
Just give your all each day
Make Him your only way
Then all these blessings will be yours to keep

Survival

You say you can’t find rest
That there’s too much going on
Your brain just can’t turn off the thoughts inside
You say you can’t find joy
That this world is such a mess
The terrors are what causes you to hide

You say you can’t find hope
Because things just spin round and round
There seems to be no future up ahead
You say you can’t find love
In this crazy mixed up world
So you stay inside the safety of your head

I can sympathize with you
Because I’ve been there before
It is not a very fun place to live
One day I turned a corner
Everything became all right
I knew that surely now I would survive

You see, I met Jesus
I asked Him to save me
I asked Him to be Lord of my life
Now all the world’s distractions
Can’t phase me in the least
He’s given more than I could buy

Peace in every storm
Joy in every sorrow
Hope when all the hope escapes me
Love that’s everlasting
Mercy for all time
Grace so amazing and so free

You can know this Jesus
He can do the same for you
Just open up your heart and let Him in
You never will regret it
He’ll be there every day
To brighten up the new life you begin

 

In response to the daily prompt Sympathize

He Comforts Me

His perfect love
Is casting out
The fear inside
That comes with doubt

His bubbling joy
Has overcome
The sorrow felt
By hurtful ones

He comforts me
He comforts me
His watchful eye stays fixed on me
When I am weak
His strength I see
His loving hands take hold of me

His calming peace
Has overwhelmed
The roaring storm
That I had felt

His blissful hope
Is filling me
With thoughts of life
He’s all I need

And when the shadows block the sunshine
And my day turns into night
He parts the clouds and brings a rainbow
To let me know all things are right

He comforts me
He comforts me
His watchful eye stays fixed on me
When I am week
His strength I see
His loving hands take hold of me me

His blissful hope
Is filling me
With thoughts of life
He’s all I need

 

I will be recording this soon. Watch for it.

Weary Soul

Weary soul
Can you not find peace
Look to the one
Who calms the seas

Weary soul
Can you not find joy
Look to the one
Who frees your soul

Weary soul
Can you not find rest
Look to the one
Who says your blessed

Weary soul
Can you not find hope
Look to the one
Who helps you cope

Weary soul
Can you not find love
Look to the one
Who lives above

Making Things Right

I cannot avoid the trials in life

I cannot avoid the fight

But I can rely

He’ll be by my side

Whenever the testing begins 
I cannot avoid some sorrow 

I cannot avoid some pain

But I know His plan

He will hold my hand

His joy will return again
Always there for me

Right by my side

Calming me

Keeping me

Making things right

Knowing He loves me

He’ll see me through 

He’ll turn every test for my good
I cannot avoid some people

I cannot avoid their doubt

I can build them up

With kind words of love 

I can help them figure life out
Perhaps they were brought to me

By His great plan

Perhaps I was put here for them

I must take the time

I must help them find 

The God who can bring them through
Always there for me

Right by my side

Calming me

Keeping me

Making things right

Knowing He loves me

He’ll see me through 

He’ll turn every test for my good

Never Above

Never Above my Savior
Always below His feet
His love divine
Will always be mine
In Him I am complete

Never Above His mercy
Always below His gaze
His peace sublime
Mine for all time
When i am under His grace

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Never above redemption
Always forgiveness I need
Sinner within
Finds comfort in Him
Daily I bow at His feet

Never above His calling
Always beholding to Him
Every new day
I bow down to pray
Asking His guidance within

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Oh what a savior
Oh what a friend
Gave all He had
Right to the end

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Jesus Mighty Savior

I have seen Him in my spirit
I have heard His soothing voice
I have felt His awesome presence
He’s my friend

I have learned of His commandments
I have wondered at His love
I gave tasted of His mercy
He’s my Lord

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul

I am basking in your glory
I am longing for your grace
I am humbled by the call
On my life

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul

King of Kings
Lord of Lords
My creator
My reward
Lion of Judah
Rose of Sharon
Lamb of God
Risen one

Jesus Mighty Savior
Lover of my soul
You mean all the world to me and more
Jesus my Redeemer
Came to make me whole
Filled me with your spirit deep within my soul

Into Your Arms

You have led me day and night
Through a long and stormy life
Kept me safe when trouble loomed
Gave me hope when I felt doomed

Every day you guide my steps
When I woke and when I slept
You were watching for my soul
Picked me up when I was low

I long to see your face
To be held in your embrace
From this world I need escape
Into your arms

Grace was strong when I fell down
All the way your love abounds
Mercy flowed down from your throne
You never left me alone

I could feel your constant joy
Caused my heart to overflow
Inner peace was always there
You went with me everywhere

I long to see your face
To be held in your embrace
From this world I need escape
Into your arms

Lord I want to see you
Lord I want to hear you
Lord I want to hold you
In my arms forever

I long to see your face
To be held in your embrace
From this world I need escape
Into your arms
In the end you’ll carry me
Up to heaven where I‘ll be
With you for eternity
Lifting up your name