At the end of myself…at the feet of Jesus

Matthew 25: 40, And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.


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You Will Not Go Down

“When Thou passest through the waters,”
Deep the waves may be and cold,
But Jehovah is our refuge,
And his promise is our hold;
For the Lord himself has said it,
He, the faithful God and true;
“When you come to the waters
You will not go down, but through.”

Seas of sorrow, Seas of trial,
Bitter anguish, fiercest pain,
Rolling surges of temptation
Sweeping over heart and brain…
They will never overflow us
For we know His work is true;
All His waves and all His billows
He will lead us safely through.

Threatening breakers of destruction,
Doubt’s insidious undertow,
Will not sink us, will not drag us
Out to ocean depths of woe;
For His promise will sustain us,
Praise the Lord, whose word is true!
We will not go down, or under,
For He says, “You will pass through.”

 

 


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Courage doesn’t always roar

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.

Mary Anne Radmacher


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A hymn for when life is not terrific by A. Peter Dickson (via Reformation21)

When we are doing everything
which life and time demand,
eternal truths may soon depart
replaced with sinking sand.
Dangerous times so test us, Lord,
when Christ we cannot see.
Steady our nerve, O living Word
and teach us just to be!

When we are fighting smiling foes
who twist your word and ways,
help us repent when our sin grows,
o’erwhelmed by stormy days:
hardening our hearts with deadly force,
and lurking power of hell.
Bow our weak minds before the cross
to break, then make us well!

When we are broken send true friends
who love us for your sake:
patiently waiting, selfless prayers,
the warmth of real embrace.
Brothers’ and sisters’ words and deeds;
your gifts so kindly sent.
Calm our deep turmoil, bring us peace
which is your pure intent!

When we are shining like the sun
in bodies made to last,
glory to hold, your face to see,
all strife and suffering passed.
Then your full purpose will unfold,
all haunting questions gone;
Christ will be ours as we were told.
Come soon, eternal dawn!

A. Peter Dickson – September 2012


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I Shall Be Glad by Grace Noll Crowell

If I can put new hope within the heart
Of one who has lost hope,
If I can help a brother up
Some difficult long slope
That seems too steep for tired feet to go,
If I can help him climb
Into the light upon the hill’s far crest,
I shall begrudge no time
Or strength that I spend, for well I know
How great may be his need.
If I can help through any darkened hour,
I shall be glad indeed.
For I recall how often I have been
Distressed, distraught, dismayed,
And hands have reached to help, and voices called
That kept me unafraid.
If I can share this help that I have had,
God knows I shall be glad.

 


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I’ll Walk With You (author unknown)

I cannot ease your aching heart,
Nor take your pain away;
But let me stay and take your hand
And walk with you today.

I’ll listen when you need to talk,
I’ll wipe away your tears;
I’ll share your worries when they come,
I’ll help you face your fears.

I’m here and I will stand by you,
On each hill you have to climb;
So take my hand, let’s face the world …
And live just one day at a time.

You’re not alone, for I’m still here,
I’ll go that extra mile;
And when your grief is easier,
I’ll help you learn to smile!

  


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Why? by Fragmentz

So, Lord tell me why you planned this?
I would like to know.


You made me, and have your hand on me,
but where are you?
In the dark times of pain, you feel so close
yet so far away.


So, Lord, tell me why you planned this?
I would like to know.

I feel I have no words to say, but my
fingers keep typing away
trying to find some reasoning ,
trying to work out why,


so Lord tell me!
Why did you plan all this?
I would like to know.


You made the sun, the stars and the sea.
You made this world,
this life I live
which sometimes wonders where you are.


So, Lord, tell me why you planned this?
I would like to know.

Sometimes I cant see clearly through the thick black cloud
but sometimes I look out and see light.
I cry out to you, God, time and time again,
asking, searching, needing, wanting …


So, Lord, tell me why you planned this?
I would like to know.

© Fragmentz

http://fragmentz.org/poetry-2-2/


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Nighttime Words by Fragmentz

In the middle of the night
All is still, silence all around
The skies are black, stars shining
An owl hoots, no cares in the world.

On the bed she lays,
Staring out of the window,
Thinking how life is passing her by,
Daring to dream of change.

The heart cry of her world,
Longs to love and be loved,
Waiting quietly in the shadows
Of all that is good around her.

A song in the background,
Melodies, sweet harmonies,
Over and over, gentle words,
Soothing the soul, healing the hurt.

A mind so broken and fragmented,
Slowly being put back to pieces,
Longing for the day to arrive,
Where beauty shines through.


© Fragmentz

 

http://fragmentz.org/poetry-2-2/