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

 

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

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