Where Would I Be

If God were not merciful where would I be
I’m guessing I’d be dead for sin would kill me
My body would be buried under a tree
But my soul would be bound for hell

If God did not shed His grace where would I be
Most likely I would be without my family
I’d still be bound by the things that thrill me
Running around for the thrills

If God did not give His peace where would I be
Daily my worries would put fear in me
My hair would be gray and I would not be free
Most likely I’d hide in my shell

If God did not give me hope where would I be
I’d live for today and have constant parties
I would not care what tomorrow might bring
I certainly would not fear hell

If God did not live me where would I be
Lost in the depths of a sinful sea
Waves would be crashing in around me
And I would be bound for hell

Oh God you are merciful beyond degree
Your grace peace and hope are all around me
Your love reached my soul and has set me free
Now heaven is truly my home

I thank you dear Lord for setting me free
I thank you that I do not have to worry
I thank you that you sent your Son for me
Now I will live just for you

I Run to You

When the battle is raging and my strength is almost gone
I have run out of weapons and I feel all alone
There is one who remains who will always be true
I open my heart and I run to you

When my health goes to pieces and I feel a bit lame
I can get to the point that death seems an escape
There is one who remains that can heal every pain
I open my eyes and I run to you

I run to you
I run to you
You stand with arms open wide
Inviting me to come to you
I run to you
I run to you
And you hold me and bring me peace

I can always trust your mercy
I can always trust your grace
So when life gets out of hand
I turn to you with no disgrace

I run to you
I run to you
You stand with arms open wide
Inviting me to come to you
I run to you
I run to you
And you hold me and bring me peace

Let My Words

Let my words be graceful every day
That whoever hears is blessed
Let me speak only what edifies
That the hearer will lift up his eyes

Let my words bring peace to troubled souls
Comfort in their darkest times
Let me speak only what soothes their pain
So that they might lift your name again

Let my words bring joy where sorrow lurks
That will bubble up inside
Let me speak only what brings a smile
To their saddened face for just a while

Let my words bring hope to those in doubt
That will build their confidence
Let me speak only what their souls need
So that once again through faith they’ll see

Let my words bring love to everyone
That they’ll know my Savior’s heart
Let me speak encouragement to them
That they’ll lift their praise to Him again

This poem was inspired by Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

He’s All You Need

Find peace in Jesus He settles your storms
When lightning is flashing you’ll feel no alarm
When you’re in a battle He will bring calm
Find peace in Jesus safe in His arm

Find joy in Jesus that bubbles inside
When life brings a test His joy will not hide
When all seems so wrong He will always abide
Find joy in Jesus He stays by your side

All that you need
All you desire
All that your heart
Will ever require
All that you long for
All your desire
He’s all you need
He’s all you need

Find hope in Jesus that never will die
When all seems lost He’ll lift up your eyes
When darkness comes His light will shine bright
Find hope in Jesus for all of your life

Then there’s His love
His wonderful love
It never gives up
It flows from above
His love is deep
His love is enough
Wonderful love
Wonderful love

All that you need
All you desire
All that your heart
Will ever require
All that you long for
All your desire
He’s all you need
He’s all you need

A Blessing

Be blessed this day my friend
From dawn until the night
May God define your path
May love bring you delight
May joy be yours abundant
May peace make all things bright
Be blessed this day my friend
May Jesus be your light

Be blessed this day my friend
With every step you take
Find mercy all around you
Give mercy that’s not fake
Walk closely with your brother
Fill up their life with grace
Be blessed this day my friend
Show others Jesus’s face

Be blessed this day my friend
May hope be yours today
A hope that’s everlasting
A hope that will not fade
May every moment highlight
The depth of your true faith
Be blessed this day my friend
Walk in God’s holy way

Be blessed this day my friend
Fill up your heart with praise
Sing glory hallelujah
To Jesus’s precious name
Lift up your hands in worship
Let your voice be upraised
Be blessed this day my friend
This blessing’s yours today..

Your Mantra

Do you have a problem with worry
Does fear of the unknown lurk within
Your mind can find no peace
Your heart is not at ease
And it seems there is no joy life can bring

I have a suggestion you should try
That can change the outlook for each day
It takes a little time
But quite soon you will find
Your worries will dissolve along the way

Praise the Lord
Give it all you’ve got
Read His Word
Live it every day
Pray for needs
Listen for His voice
Give Him thanks
For each mercy found

And then take just one verse
Philippians four and eight
And make that verse your mantra
Follow it always

Think on things just
Think on things pure
Think on thing honest
Think on things true
Think on things lovely
Think on things virtuous
Think on things praiseworthy
Think on good reports

Then your mind will be renewed
Your heart will be restored
His peace will flow through you
His joy will overflow
Your life will be at rest
Your spirit will be eased
Worry will dissolve into the air
And you’ll be free

In response to the daily prompt
Your Mantra

Peace Sweeps Over Me

He’s the anchor for my soul
When the storms of doubt arise
He comes in and clears the skies
And my heart He floods with joy

He becomes my breath and wind
When the sea is churning deep
Calms the sky and stills the sea
I soar above on eagle’s wings

Everything I need to survive
All that I could ever need
He supplies abundantly
Until His peace sweeps over me

He is guiding me across
When I just can’t see my way
I will see another day
He will never leave me lost

Through the storm
Across the sea
Above the waves
Safe from the deep
Stills the wind
Billows stay
I will live
Another day

Everything I need to survive
All that I could ever need
He supplies abundantly
Until His peace sweeps over me

Fill My Heart

Fill my heart with peace Lord
Peace unmatchable
Let me soul be still in times of storms
Fill my heart with joy Lord
Joy unspeakable
Let my spirit rise above all harms

Fill my heart with hope Lord
Hope unshakeable
Let me know the beauty of your plans
Fill me with your love Lord
Love unchangeable
Let me know I’m always in your hands

This is my desire
That I be filled with you
All that you have done
And all you want to do
This is my desire
This is my heart’s cry
Daily make me more like you

Fill my heart with patience
Fill my heart with healing
Fill me heart with your deliverance
May there be nothing left
Of the heartbreak of this world
Fill me heart with mercy and with grace

This is my desire
That I be filled with you
All that you have done
And all you want to do
This is my desire
This is my heart’s cry
Daily make me more like you

Headed to the Other Side

I love to sit and watch in the calm before the storm
In the distance lightning flashes as the thunder sounds alarm
I can smell the fragrance of the rain that fills the air so warm
And I know I am safe from harm

Suddenly the wind picks up as the storm clouds whirl around
The rain begins to strike the trees then pummel to the ground
The thunder and the lightning throughout the sky abound
Yet I know I am safe and sound

I’m headed to the other side safe in Jesus’ arms
I’m headed to the other side with overwhelming calm
His peace is all around me
Though storm and wind I see
He promised we’d go to the other side

I watch the storm pass over as the wind starts to abate
The clouds unfold above me like the opening of a gate
The blue sky and the sun appear as though they’re never late
Then a rainbow marks the sky as I wait

I’m headed to the other side safe in Jesus’ arms
I’m headed to the other side with overwhelming calm
His peace is all around me
Though storm and wind I see
He promised we’d go to the other side

I waited on His mercy
I waited in His grace
To get me through the storms
To bring me to this place
I’m on the other side
Safe within His arms
I’ll never leave my Lord
He keeps me from all harm

I’m headed to the other side safe in Jesus’ arms
I’m headed to the other side with overwhelming calm
His peace is all around me
Though storm and wind I see
He promised we’d go to the other side

Abounding

Abounding in mercy
Forgiveness for me
My sins are gone
You set me free

Abounding in grace
Blessings for me
Pour down from heaven
Great gifts I receive

Jesus, my Jesus
You paid the price for me
Died on a cross for me
So I might live
Jesus my Jesus
You rose again for me
Hear my prayers constantly
Always you give

Abounding in joy
Bubbling in me
Even in hard times
My soul is happy

Abounding in peace
You left for me
Not like the world has
Your peace is real

Jesus, my Jesus
You paid the price for me
Died on a cross for me
So I might live
Jesus my Jesus
You rose again for me
Hear my prayers constantly
Always you give

Then there is your love
Your unfailing love
Flowing from heaven
Reaching my soul
Your love abounds
More than I can respond
It’s deeper and wider
And lasts all life long

Jesus, my Jesus
You paid the price for me
Died on a cross for me
So I might live
Jesus my Jesus
You rose again for me
Hear my prayers constantly
Always you give