The Plan

I can assure you
That God has a plan for you
Which will be better than yours
I know for certain
That His way is destined
To wipe away all of your tears

When you give in
And respond to His calling
He’ll guide you each step of the way
And when it gets hard
He’ll send in His mercy
To make your life better each day

Just like a watchmaker He has a plan
It has been designed just for you
He knows He design
He knows when it’s time
To work out His plan in you

When you seem to be broke
And you’re wondering why
Just put them in His loving hands
Don’t worry or fret
He knows what to do
To put you together again

A watchmaker knows how to fix His designs
He knows all the parts and their place
The watch’s design is no puzzle to him
His knows all about every piece

God’s your designer and He knows your life
He knows what the future will bring
Your trials are never a problem for Him
He knows how to lead you through things

Just like a watchmaker He has a plan
It has been designed just for you
He knows He design
He knows when it’s time
To work out His plan in you

In The Midst

I’m tired of being tired
I’m sick of being sick
I’ll lift the name of Jesus in a song
But while I sit here waiting
For good health to return
I’ll lift the name of Jesus in a song

You wonder why I praise Him
When things are not so right
When He allowed this sickness in my life
The answer is so simple
It’s not hard to understand
When you think of all He’s done for me through time

He has loved me
He has saved me
He has healed me
He will raise me
He removed my sin and promised me new life
He delivered me
He’s been merciful to me
I will praise Him every day of my life

Now even when I suffer
When my life seems out of place
I do not forget what he has done for me
In the midst of any trial
I can raise my voice and sing
Hallelujah to my soon and coming King

His promises are true
His love is everlasting
His grace will cover all my foolishness
His mercy never fails me
His peace is inn my heart
His joy unspeakable flows endlessly

He has loved me
He has saved me
He has healed me
He will raise me
He removed my sin and promised me new life
He delivered me
He’s been merciful to me
I will praise Him every day of my life

 

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Always and Forever

God’s been good to me
Always
The circumstances may look bleak
My health my not be good
My finances may struggle
But God has been good to me
Always

God’s been merciful to me
Always
He delivers me from evil
He holds me tightly in His arms
He reassures me with His peace
He has been merciful to me
Always

God’s been gracious to me
Always
He has forgiven me countless times
He has overlooked my faults
He has provided when I have failed
He has been gracious to me
Always

Even when I cannot see it
He is good
Even when I cannot understand
He is merciful
Even when I lose my way
He is gracious
Always and forever
He loves me

So when I’m down and out
When life seems upside down
When sorrow or sickness come
When darkness is in my life
I will still praise Him
I will still worship Him
I will still trust Him

Because Always and Forever
He loves me

Let Faith Arise

As I travel through this life
There are tests I must survive
In the midst is when I cry
Let Faith arise

No matter where I am
Or what I may have planned
My life will soon demand
That faith arise

Let faith arise within me
Let it overtake my doubt
When things don’t seem to go the way they should
I turn my eyes to heaven
And my troubled soul cries out
Please help me through this test and work your good

I pray deep down within
My spirit wants to win
The words come flowing in
Let faith arise

No worry should be here
The Lord will lend an ear
When I will make it clear
That faith arise

God sets a plan before me
I do not know the path
His word will light the way
His love will hold me hand
He’ll guide me gently through
With Him I can’t wrong
And when this test is done
I’ll find it made me strong

Let faith arise within me
Let it overtake my doubt
When things don’t seem to go the way they should
I turn my eyes to heaven
And my troubled soul cries out
Please help me through this test and work your good

He Will Handle It

People ask me why
There’s cancer in my life
When I have done my best to serve the Lord
Others ask me how
A loving God allows
The suffering of a baby with disease

Some will ask me when
The prejudice will end
So people of this world can live in peace
Others ask me what
Will stop those who corrupt
The morals keep on going down it seems

I answer them with patience
For my faith is in the Lord
I know that He works all things for our good
It matters not to me
The answers that you seek
Because I know that God is in control

He will handle it
All the heartache that you feel
He will handle it
When your life seems so unreal
When all reason has escaped you
And it seems there’s no way out
Just trust your loving God
He will handle it

The word says that His ways
Are much higher than mine
His thoughts are too magnificent to know
If I would just give in
And trust His loving hand
All worry in my life would have to go

We live this life by faith
Where we place it is the key
To how each day will bring us peace or fear
I’m trusting in the Lord
Through every coming storm
My confidence in Him will long endure

And when I face a test
I can calmly sit and rest
For it matters not what storm will come my way
I’m trusting in His word
I know He’s in control
He’ll bring good out of every single day

He will handle it
All the heartache that you feel
He will handle it
When your life seems so unreal
When all reason has escaped you
And it seems there’s no way out
Just trust your loving God
He will handle it

I Need You, Lord

I need you, Lord

In the morning
When I awake
Before the sun comes up
I need you

You give me air to breath
You give the light for sight
You give the sounds of spring
As bird’s sing
I need you, Lord

I need you, Lord

I the midst of the day
When the world is all around
Trouble presents itself
Temptation lurks in corners
I need you

You light my path with your word
You remind me of your great love
You keep me safe in the storm
In your arms
I need you, Lord

I need you, Lord

At the end of the day
When sleep is knocking
My tired body needs rest
From all the day’s events
I need you

You calm my soul so I can sleep
You reassure me of your grace
You lay me down with your peace
And mercy
I need you, Lord

Not a moment goes by
A second or minute
That I do not need you, Lord
What a wonderful thing
To know you are near
Whenever I need you, Lord

Surviving The Tempest

I’ll weather the storm
Because you own the weather
You send the wind and the rain
So when dark clouds roll
And life seems too dreary
I’ll know you control the day

I’ll survive the tempest
For you own the sea
The wind and waves obey
So when I’m adrift
And I think I might drown
I’ll know you will guide my way

There’s nothing can come my way
That you do not rule the day
I trust you alone
Through all of life’s storms
I know you will guide my way

I’ll get through this trial
For you are my guide
You urge me to keep going on
So when hard times come
And I’m ready to quit
I know that you’ve just begun

There’s no situation
No storm and no sea
That can ever topple this ship
For you hold me up
When I think I’ll fall
I daily depend on your grip

There’s nothing can come my way
That you do not rule the day
I trust you alone
Through all of life’s storms
I know you will guide my way

Extraordinary

What exactly does it mean
To be called ordinary
In this world of so much change
We all seem quite contrary

In the name of politics
We push diversity
And tolerance for anything
Just seems to be the key

For me I would just like to be
A simple man by trade
One who follows Bible ways
Giving praise to Jesus name

When hard times come as the always do
And people look to me
I hope they see the power of God
Extraordinary

And they can known without a doubt
That when I pray for them
The power of God will touch their lives
Because I follow Him

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Ordinary

You Are My Keeper

As a wandering soul
In the desert of life
I try to find my way
And I travel through
This sin filled world
Tempted day by day
I can read a book
Or watch a show
They seem to satisfy
But the promises
Soon turn into lies

Then I realize
That you have been there
Waiting all the time
Your still, small voice
Was calling me
But I just walked on by
In the quiet of
My darkest hour
Your voice has broken through
And I realize
That all I need is you.

You are my keeper.
You keep me safe from all harm
You are my shelter
In the storm.
You are my refuge
When I don’t know where to run
You are my strength
When my strength is gone

Now I boldly walk the road
Where I used to turn and run
Your mercy has restored my faith
New life has begun
I train myself to listen
To your whisper in my ear
Until the day you suddenly appear

On that day
I will rise to meet you
Caught up in the sky
Kept by your
Holy Spirit
All throughout my life

You are my keeper.
You keep me safe from all harm
You are my shelter
In the storm.
You are my refuge
When I don’t know where to run
You are my strength
When my strength is gone

You Will See Mercy

I cried unto the Lord
Lord hear my cry
I’m trying so hard
But there’s sin in my life
Oh Lord I desire
To please you th1s day
Why won’t these thorns be removed
I wept before the Lord
Lord see my tears
I’ve been struggling with troubles
For too many years
Oh Lord my desire
Is to walk in your ways
Why won’t these troubles subside
He said Mercy
I give you my mercy
All of your sin
and troubles too
Are under the blood
Mercy
All of my mercy
Just keep your eyes
Focused on me
And you will see mercy
I looked up at the Lord
Lord I need you
I need to look at your word
And not what I do
Oh Lord my hearts cry
Is To only see you
Then all these thorns
And all my troubles
Will fade away
As long as my eyes
Are looking at what’s inside
These troubles will not ever die
But when I make my eyes
Look at my Lord on High
He will be the focus of my life
He said Mercy
I give you my mercy
All of your sin and troubles too
Are under the blood
Mercy
All of my mercy
Just keep your eyes
Focused on me
And you will see mercy