Don’t Be Distracted

When I am down and weary
And life seems like just a fight
There’s only one thing that revives me
One thing that will make things right

I summon up all that’s within me
I make up my mind to change course
Then way down deep in my spirit
I hear a resounding noise

Praise the Lord
I will praise the Lord
In any dark time or stormy sea
I will praise the Lord

Praise the Lord
I will praise the Lord
Nothing can keep the words in my mouth
I will praise the Lord

The next time you’re in a battle
The next time your mood is down
Just make up your mind to praise Him
Relief will quite soon be found

Praise the Lord
You should just praise the Lord
Don’t be distracted by things in your life
You should just praise the Lord

Praise the Lord
Let’s all just praise the Lord
When we lift Him up He lifts us up too
Let’s all just praise the Lord

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Don’t Be Distracted

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

Through the Storm

I come to you down on my knees
Hoping you will hear my plea
Ease my suff’ring ease my pain
So I can praise you once again

You speak to me so plain and clear
Making sure that I will hear
When you praise me through the storm
I will rescue you from harm

Through the storm I’ll praise you
Through the storm I’ll worship
Every trial
Every test
Will find me praising you

I rise up from my knees in haste
I lift my voice in grateful praise
Your word has spoken to my heart
From your praise I’ll not depart

Hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah to my King
Hallelujah hallelujah
Praise to you I sing

Through the storm I’ll praise you
Through the storm I’ll worship
Every trial
Every test
Will find me praising 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

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

Into Your Arms

You have led me day and night
Through a long and stormy life
Kept me safe when trouble loomed
Gave me hope when I felt doomed

Every day you guide my steps
When I woke and when I slept
You were watching for my soul
Picked me up when I was low

I long to see your face
To be held in your embrace
From this world I need escape
Into your arms

Grace was strong when I fell down
All the way your love abounds
Mercy flowed down from your throne
You never left me alone

I could feel your constant joy
Caused my heart to overflow
Inner peace was always there
You went with me everywhere

I long to see your face
To be held in your embrace
From this world I need escape
Into your arms

Lord I want to see you
Lord I want to hear you
Lord I want to hold you
In my arms forever

I long to see your face
To be held in your embrace
From this world I need escape
Into your arms
In the end you’ll carry me
Up to heaven where I‘ll be
With you for eternity
Lifting up your name

He Does

Who names the stars one by one
Who tames the wind and lights the sun
Who calms the sea when storms rage on
He does

Who sounds the thunder for all to hear
Who brings the dawn for birds to cheer
Who adorns earth with flowers to wear
He does

Almighty God creator
Ruler of heaven and earth
All that He does
Displays His great love
Lift up your praise
All of your days
Tell all the world what He does

Who sees your tears and wipes them away
Who hears your words when you silently pray
Who walks beside you by night and by day
He does

Who heals your wounds and eases your pain
Who brings you peace when turmoil rains
Who lifts our faith so doubt can’t remain
He does

He came to earth to set us free
Gave His life on Calvary
Rose to life and victory
All for you all for me

Who forgives sin and shows us sweet grace
Who showers mercy and to all who obey
Who loves us more than words can say
He does

Almighty God creator
Ruler of heaven and earth
All that He does
Displays His great love
Lift up your praise
All of your days
Tell all the world what He does
Just praise Him!

Sweet Peace

My soul has days that worry looms
Inside my mind I’m filled with gloom
It seems I can’t find rest from fear
Then suddenly your peace appears

Peace sweet peace
Overwhelms me like a flood
Peace sweet peace
Was provided by your blood

The storms of life are gathered ‘round
My feet seem stuck in sinking ground
I pray to God my path to clear
He hears my cry and peace appears

Peace sweet peace
Overwhelms me like a flood
Peace sweet peace
Was provided by your blood

The wind will howl and shake the trees
The waves will roll incessantly
Then Jesus comes and calms the seas
He leaves me with His gentle peace

Peace sweet peace
Overwhelms me like a flood
Peace sweet peace
Was provided by your blood

He said my peace I leave with you
Let not your heart be troubling you
Don’t be afraid my peace is more
Than this world ever can afford

Peace sweet peace
Overwhelms me like a flood
Peace sweet peace
Was provided by your blood

I Give You Praise 

I give you praise for you are holy

I give you praise you are Devine

I give you praise from deep within me

I give you praise for you are mine

I give you praise my words exalt you

I give you praise for all your ways

I give you praise your plans are perfect

I give you praise you count my days

And when the sun is set 

And the day is done

I lift my eyes to you

I know I’ll overcome

Through any trial

Or storm that gathers

I lift my praise 

You see me through

I give you praise in every season

I give you praise in every storm

I give you praise when life’s a struggle

I give you praise and you bring calm

All my days I lift my voice

In praise to you dear Lord 

All my days you are the one

I worship and adore 

And when the sun is set 

And the day is done

I lift my eyes to you

I know I’ll overcome

Through any trial

Or storm that gathers

I lift my praise 

You see me through

I give you praise