Saturday, 2 July 2016

He is awesome

He is awesome

My God is awesome!
His strength knows no bounds
All power is his, the kingdom is his.
He is the author of all things beautiful
Creator, maker, designer, king
His majesty is beyond imagining
His love is awesome; wonderful and strong
He is my God, I am his creation
My love for him is imperfect
Yet his love for me is unlimited
He is beautiful, majestic and merciful
He is worthy to receive all power and praise.
He is my saviour, redeemer and friend

Friday, 28 August 2015

just a couple more poems to send into cyber space

Just a couple more poems. One is my 'Creed' sort of what I believe. The other one is more how I feel at the moment. Which is like I am a work in progress and I can't see where God is taking me or what his plan is, so I am just trusting that God has a plan and is in control.

My creed

God: Mighty and awesome
Creator of all things, the heavens above
And the earth below
The giver and sustainer of life;
Merciful and loving beyond our comprehension
Patient, gentle and kind;
The giver of rest.
Powerful, strong and just
Invincible, omnipotent and strong;
Defender and avenger
Redeemer and deliverer
The lamb upon the throne,
Who suffered and died for us
Bearing our sins in his body
So we can live,
Who rose again victorious
The conqueror over sin and death
Who was and is and is to come,
Ever living – our God
Construction site
Lord, I am your construction site
You have said you will rebuild me
But right now it seems such a mess
Of rubble, dust and debris,
You have a masterplan for me
You are the great designer
So I will wait here patiently
Into your hands I surrender. 
It seems a long hard road to walk
As slowly you reveal things,
Or is it just my heart that’s slow?
To grasp and understand this
Lord, build me up, create in me
A heart where you can dwell
You are the master builder Lord
And you do all things well




Monday, 10 August 2015

Thank goodness God is greater

You  are greater

O Lord, be greater than me:
Greater than my depression,
Which often overwhelms me
Greater than my fear,
Which cripples me
Greater than my understanding,
Which limits me
You are greater Lord
Greater than my condemning heart
Your love is greater Lord
Than my ability to receive it
Your mercy is greater Lord
Than my unworthiness
Lord, in your greatness
Surround and fill me
In your greatness
O Lord, be my God.
Thank you Lord that you are
Greater than my heart

Sunday, 26 July 2015

 To be a butterfly 

Just a glimpse, Lord
Of what it would be like
To be free of depression
To be a butterfly
Not to be struggling, Lord
With this heavy heart
What would it feel like?
To have a happy heart



I want to see you near 

Jesus, I want to see you near
I want to feel your touch;
I want to know that you are real
I need you Lord so much.
Not just imagine an idea
Or make up words from you,
Not dream and wish and hope in vain,
I want to know you’re true.
Please walk beside me Lord I pray
Be all around me too,
Please fill my heart, my mind, my life
Help me to live with you.

Thank you 
We come to you with all our needs
Thank you Lord for hearing
We come to you with hurting hearts
Thank you Lord for healing
We come to you in all our sin
Thank you for forgiving
We come to you unworthily
Thank you Lord for loving 

Thank you for your patience
Thank you for your grace
Thank you Lord for answered prayers
Thanks for your safe embrace





Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Morning thoughts


The morning comes, I wake from busy dreams
And with the morning I recognise futility
I don’t want to start another day
Heaviness clouds my heart and mind
Tears of desperation flow.
Morning is when I want to run away
To give up, disappear and hide
Not face up to another day,
I have no purpose, all hope feels lost
I am useless, a burden – I would be no loss.
So I fall to my knees again in tears of despair
And I turn to your Word again, to find some hope there.
I quietly sit in tears at your feet
Broken, defeated at your mercy seat
And it’s there that I find the strength to go on
My hand in yours, you can lead because you are strong
Speak to my heart again
Lord speak to my heart again
May I hear your gentle whisper
Let me understand once more
Your words of life and love and hope
Quieten down my fretful heart Lord
Still the worries and the fears,
Open up my understanding
So I can hear your voice again. 
May your spirit come and fill me
Write your will upon my heart,
Shine through the cracks and flaws Lord
Guide me always by your love.
Help me put my trust in you Lord
Know you hold me by the hand,
Let me follow where your lead Lord
My life is under your command. 
Teach me, heal me, keep and guide me
For I’m often prone to stray
Keep my feet upon your path Lord
Hold me firmly in your way.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A cry from my heart and a promise from God

Just a couple more poems from me.

I cry out again 

Lord, I’m scared
I’m paralysed with fear
All hope has fled
All joy has vanished.
I cry out to you again.
Oh Lord please hear me
Forgive me, cleanse me
Have your victory
Restore my soul
Lead me in your way
Please take my hand
Strengthen my feeble heart
Guide me, Lord, I pray.
For you alone are God
You have all power
The victory is yours
Do not abandon me I pray.


His promise

I will shelter and protect you
I will never fail you
This is my promise to you.
Though you feel you are failing
My arms will support you
My strength will sustain you,
My child, do not fret or worry
I know you through and through
I will be with you
I will have the victory
I will not leave.
Be strong in me when you have no strength
Be secure in me when you are feeling weak
Be safe in me when the storm surrounds
Be at peace in me when your are troubled
For I am here beside you
I love you my child
Be still, be sure, be strong

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

He will have the victory

Ref Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight



He will have the victory

He will have the victory
In your troubled heart
His hand can move the nations
Trust Him for your small part

He’s promised not to leave you
His love is ever true
Although you feel you’re failing
His arms will uplift you

Surrender now your burdens
Submit to His good will
Let go of that which troubles
Breathe deeply and be still

For God is strong and able
He knows the path ahead
He’s promised He will lead you
You’ll be safe where He has led