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

Finding Peace

I used to look to drugs, booze and sex
To fill up the longing within my chest
Something was needed that just wasn’t there
When I could not find peace, I’d cry and I’d swear

I tried different church that thought they could help
One by one the fell short and I would just yell
Maybe someday a spiritual psychic would come
That could conjure up something so I wasn’t numb

I took a trip to Iowa one day
My friend took my hand said His church knew the way
I went and the speaker spewed brimstone and fire
I knew I was destined where I did not desire

Later that week I met Jesus Christ
He bought my sin and gave me new life
Now that peace I was seeking had flooded my soul
No longer did I feel left out in the cold

If you’re having trouble finding that peace
And you’ve tried to conjure some kind of release
Ask Jesus to help you and you will soon see
His love will fill you and set you free

 

In response to the daily prompt Conjure

Is Fear Stalking?

I remember back when I was young
I loved the drive-in movies
We’d go in bunches to enjoy
The big screen from our Chevy’s

The movies that I liked the most
Were one’s that made me scream
Creature features were the best
I felt I had to see them

Today I steer away from fear
I’d rather have His peace
Why fill my life with dread and drear
When from fear I’m released

If fear is stalking you today
If life seems rather scary
Just ask the Lord to help you pray
He’ll take away your worry.

 

In response to the daily prompt Creature

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

Swift Storms

I watch as ships go sailing by
Waves undulate below them
The crew members are calm and sure
The water tends to soothe them

Storm clouds gather in the west
They travel swiftly eastward
The undulation of the waves
Begins to toss them forward

The swiftness of the storm was fierce
And waves capsized their ship
As far as they were out to see
The ship was not equipped

My life can mimic this short tale
The storms can come upon me
My faith can undulate with doubt
That God will come and save me

But if my faith is placed in Christ
He will equip me daily
He’ll calm the sea and give me peace
When trouble comes to me

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Undulate

All of My Days

My life was not always so joyful
Peace has just recently come
I could not find rest
Until I was blessed
By knowing that Jesus had won

Before I knew Him I was lonely
Forlorn in my sinful ways
His mercy found me
His grace set me free
Now I’ll have Him all of my days

Do you know that Jesus loves you
That He died on the cross for your sins
Ask Him today
To take yours away
Then peace and joy will reign within

 

In response to the daily prompt Forlorn

What A Night

What a Night
A glorious night
Star shines bright
A guiding light

Shepherds praise
The newborn babe
Down in the hay
Messiah lay

Glory glory glory in the highest
Glory glory glory sang the chorus

Angels say
Don’t be afraid
Your Savior came
Christ is His name

You will find him
In Bethlehem
Wrapped up and warm
In Mary’s arms

Glory glory glory in the highest
Glory glory glory sang the chorus

Chorus of angels
Proclaim peace on earth
Good will to men
Because of His birth

Shepherds go see Him
Mary they tell
Of Angel praises
All will be well

Glory glory glory in the highest
Glory glory glory sang the chorus

Magical night
Holy and blessed
Jesus came down
God gave His best

All that will seek Him
Peace they will find
Salvation for all
True love is mine

Glory glory glory in the highest
Glory glory glory sang the chorus