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

Stay Calm

If you want to gain
A sure sense of peace
Then don’t let tomorrow creep in
Today’s all you’ve got
So give that to God
His grace is a timely free gift

He does not give more
Than you need for today
Until the next day has come
So don’t fret or worry
And don’t be distressed
He’ll give what you need to stay calm

 

In response to the daily prompt Timely

Sheltering Wing

I look to the Lord for answers
When questions are all that I have
I look to the Lord for direction
When may path has taken a curve

I look to the Lord for healing
When my health has been not so good
I look to the Lord for wisdom
When I know I’ve been misunderstood

He says peace
Come into me and find peace
All that you look for you’ll find
Under my sheltering wing
Peace
Don’t let your worry arise
Tomorrow is in my hand
Grace will always apply
And bring peace

I look to the Lord for patience
When the answers are taking to long
I look to the Lord for His strength
When all of my strength is gone

I look to the Lord for provision
When there seems to be lack in my house
I look to the Lord for all my needs
For He is my ultimate source

He is always right there
Giving ear to my prayer
He inclines to me each time I speak
His answers will come
When His timing is done
He will bring me the needs that I seek

Until then
He says peace
Come into me and find peace
All that you look for you’ll find
Under my sheltering wing
Peace
Don’t let your worry arise
Tomorrow is in my hand
Grace will always apply
And bring peace

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

Running To You

I’m running to you Lord, running to you
This world doesn’t offer the peace that you do
When I am in trouble you always come through
That’s why I’m running to you

I’m waiting on you Lord, waiting on you
Your timing is perfect.  You know what to do
My faith in your goodness will carry me through
That’s why I’m waiting on you

I can depend on your mercy
I can depend on your grace
I can depend that you’ll always do good
So I lift up my heart in praise

I’m hoping in you, Lord, hoping in you
When it comes to my future you know what I’ll do
No matter the storm you’ll carry me through
That’s why I‘m hoping in you

And when the storm clouds gather
And it seems there’s no way out
I’ll lift my hands to worship
I’ll lift my voice and shout
I know that you are with me
Through every trial and test
That’s why I’ll bring my praises
You deserve my best

I can depend on your mercy
I can depend on your grace
I can depend that you’ll always do good
So I lift up my heart in praise
 

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

Content

I’m content
In all things
In all situations
At all times
I have learned
To be content

I’m content
Because I’ve learned
To rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord
Rejoice always
Always

I’m content
Because I’ve learned
To stay calm
And collected
No matter what comes
Or what happens
To keep my cool
And speak softly

I’m content
Because I’ve learned
To pray
Always pray
And give thanks
Always give thanks
For all things
At all times

I’m content
Because I’ve learned
That His peace
His wonderful peace
Will keep my heart
And mind
Through Jesus Christ
My Lord

I’m content
Because I’ve learned
To think on
Things that are pure
Things that are just
Thinks that are honest
Things that are true
Things that are lovely
Things that are virtuous
And good reports

I’m content
Because I’ve learned
To follow men of God
Who can mentor me
Teach me
Guide me
Hold me accountable
In all things

I’m content
Because I’ve learned
To practice
All these things
All the time

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