A Thunderous Ovation

I won’t waste my time to wallow in fear
When the world falls apart all around me
I won’t take the time to listen to doubt
Since I know that my God has assured me

I won’t take the time to question this hope
That grows more inside me each day
I won’t take the time to seek a new path
Since He guides my steps all the way

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

I won’t take the time to lose any sleep
Over things that I cannot control
I won’t take the time to worry and fret
Since I have the peace if the Lord

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

No worry or fear
No doubt or dismay
No hopelessness ever will win
No trouble or test
No sorrow or hurt
Can steal the joy I have within

I’ll use all my time to worship
To lift up His glorious name
Each moment I live
To God I will give
A thunderous ovation of praise

I Waited on the Lord

The flood waters were rising against me and I cried into the Lord for help
They would not cease
Their volume was more than I could fathom
Covering my ankles
Then my knees
Up to my waist
I considered putting my finger in the leak
And solving it myself
But I waited on the Lord and He came
He turned the water into blessing
And it overwhelmed me
Oh how good and how merciful is our God
He makes our trouble into our testimony
As He delivers us from them all
My finances were dwindling and I cried into the Lord for help
Money was tight and food was scarce
The winter was closing in and the storehouse was bare
My belly was empty
My hunger was growing
I considered taking food from a neighbor unawares
Just to survive
But I waited on the Lord and He came with manna from heaven
Through men He brought food to fill my cupboard
It overflowed from that day forward
Oh how good and merciful is my God
He will not suffer His children to go hungry
But will fill them with honey and milk
From His vast storehouse
I was sick and fever racked my bones so I cried into the Lord to heal me
My belly groaned with cramps that would not cease
If I ate the food would not stay put
Nourishment did not sound soothing at all
Chills and sweats abounded
Headache wad unceasing
I considered just giving up as death sounded like sure relief
But I waited on the Lord and He healed me
He made the fever to go out of me
The sweats finally covered my bed clothes
My strength was restored and my appetite wad renewed
Oh how good and how merciful is my God
He does not leave me sick unto death
His living arms wrap around me in my hurting
And He takes it from me every time
I was down and feeling sad and lonely so I cried unto the Lord
The sorrow on my heart was worsening
My soul grieved out of my loneliness
As I idly sat in my house
No one there to commune with
No one calling or stopping by
Not able to go outside
I despaired for me life
But I waited on the Lord and He came in like a flood
He brought His peace and His joy and filled my heart
His love surrounded me wo beautifully
Ob how good and how merciful is our God
He comes when I call
He rescues me from all my despair
He loves me with an everlasting love
Thus I will praise His name
I will lift up my voice to the heavens
And exalt the name of the Lord my God
Because He is good and His mercy endures forever.