In His Hands

In His Hands

 

 

When the storms of life are raging,

Stand by me (stand by me);

When the storms of life are raging,

Stand by me (stand by me);

When the world is tossing me

Like a ship upon the sea,

Thou Who rulest wind and water,

Stand by me (stand by me).

 

2 In the midst of tribulation,

Stand by me (stand by me);

In the midst of tribulation,

Stand by me (stand by me);

When the hosts of hell assail,

And my strength begins to fail,

Thou Who never lost a battle,

Stand by me (stand by me). – Charles  Albert Tindley

 

 

Immortal, Invisible, the Only Wise God, I lift my heart and soul to You and not to any other. May your Great Name be praised and exalted always. May You receive your glory and honor. You leave us all speechless with all that You do and we cannot take anything for granted. With a heart of gratitude we worship You and say you are good and your mercies shall endure.

Lord in the course of this life we run into storms which take a toll on us. At this time our hearts go out to the many who have been affected in Texas and other parts by Hurricane Harvey. Many are still stranded and are clinging desperately to high places to save their very lives as more and more rain fall. Lord some have lost their lives and so many have lost their properties in the floods and do not know what they will do after the flood goes away. We know You care about all of them. May You be their guide, their comforter, provider and strength at this difficult time. Amen. (8/29/17)

 

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Closer to You

 

Closer to You

 

Kept by the power of God,

Kept by the power of God.

Day by day; come what may!

Kept by the power of God.- Anon

 

Lord I come to You with my sacrifice of praise. I look at You in wonderment at all You do for me and the many close shaves I have had in the past week. My Protector, my Guide, my Companion, my Supplier I am only left speechless. Indeed You are an awesome God and I am filled with nothing short of abundant gratefulness. Thank You my Lord.

Lord there are days when we don’t seem to get through to You the way we would want. Despite all our prayers everything seems to keep on unraveling all around and we feel so out of sorts. Lord all we do in our desperate helplessness is we just resign ourselves to You because we know that we have to wait for You to act on our behalf in your perfect time. Lord in such moments may we feel You holding us ever closer and may we be also able to hear your reassuring voice above all the noise around us and cling closer still to You. Amen (8/22/17)

 

Being strong

Being strong

 

Lord Jesus, when my courage fails,

when my familiar world is falling apart,

when light is lost to shades of grey,

then give to me again a trusting heart:

refresh in me the confidence to know

your love that will not let me go.

 

Lord Jesus, when my body fails

and inner demons bar the way to hope,

when drear depression pulls me down,

then give my struggling spirit strength to cope,

that, trustful in the good, I see God’s hand

in things I do not understand   .-  Shirley Erena Murray

 

 

Lord you have made the earth and sky and the world that we live in. Let all the earth praise you and hear your voice. Lord you made us puny human beings and You care so much for us. Your love is so wonderful and overwhelming and we just cannot give back enough to show our gratefulness. May our praise of you be ceaseless, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. Thank you, dear Lord.

Lord there are many fears that grip us from day to day. We have fears about our health. We have fears about our finances. We have fears about the economy. We have fears about our jobs. We have fears about our families. We have fears about our security in the face of terrorism. We have fears about our careers. We have so many fears. Some are so deep that we don’t realize them till we react when something happens. Lord help us to be able to commit all our fears the named and the unnamed to You because there is nothing that we can really do except for you to intervene. Help us O Lord. Amen.(8/13/17)

 

That we may return to You

That we may return to you

 

 

In the land of strangers,

Whither thou art gone,

Hear a far voice calling,

“My son! my son!”

Welcome! wand’rer, welcome!

Welcome back to home!

Thou hast wandered far away:

Come home! come home!” – Horatius Bonar

 

Lord I come to You with a heart full of gratefulness and a mouth filled with praise. O how do I start and where do I end you have done so much for me this week. You are really my Shepherd and you lead, guide and protect your children. I stand in awe of all that you do. Truly you are my victory banner. Let me lift up your great name on high and let me fall down to worship You, my Lord and my Provider.

Lord sometimes in the course of our life’s journey we yield to the temptations of the evil one and we stray away from you. For some of us we stay away so long that we find it difficult finding our way back to you. We get so entangled in the affairs of the world and we continue to make wrong choices leading us deeper into problems. Lord when we get into this situation please continue to have mercy on us. Help us to be able to hear and heed your voice that you might rescue and deliver us. Amen.(8/6/17)

 

Our story

 

Our story

 

 

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

 

Refrain:

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long. – Frances J. Crosby

 

Your Majesty, the King of kings without equal I approach your wonderful presence. Father God I praise you with my innermost being. I will not forget your benefits. Today I will make you known among the nations, what you have done and exalt your name forever. You are a God of joy and you have truly given me joy and eternal blessings. May your praises ever be on my lips, my Lord and my Savior.

Lord each one of us your children and creation has a story. Many of us have unique stories which we have told few or no one at all. Our stories are our journey what we have been through and may continue to endure. Some are also stories of triumph and defeat. Lord whatever we cannot share with anyone else or have shared without our burdens lifting we turn them over to you because you know us better than anyone else and you are the only One capable of understanding us. Amen. (7/30/17)

Sowing and reaping

Sowing and reaping

 

 

Thank you for the cross, Lord

Thank you for the price You paid

Bearing all my sin and shame

In love You came

And gave amazing grace

 

Thank you for this love, Lord

Thank you for the nail pierced hands

Washed me in Your cleansing flow

Now all I know

Your forgiveness and embrace

 

Worthy is the Lamb

Seated on the throne

Crown You…   – Darlene  Zschech

 

Lord with a shout of joy and a heart filled with praise I come to You. You are the Light of the world, and you are the Bread of Life. You are also the Gate and the Good Shepherd. You are worthy O Lord to receive glory and honor because you conquered death and made a public show of the principalities and powers. No one, no one can be compared to You because you are above everyone and everything.  You have satisfied my soul with riches of foods and with singing lips and my mouth will give you praise.

Lord throughout your word you warn us about what we sow and what we reap in return. Many a time we ignore your warnings and we do not sow good things so we reap the bad things(storm) and we do not understand why things happen like they do. Lord give us a humble heart and a listening ear so that we may hear you and heed your voice and sow good things for ourselves so we might not suffer the bad consequences. Amen.(7/23/17)

Tekel (we have been found wanting)

Tekel ( we have been found wanting)

 

As the deer panteth for the water

So my soul longs after You

You alone are my hearts’ desire

And I long to worship You.

 

You alone are my strength, my shield

To You alone may my spirit yield

You alone are my hearts desire

And I long to worship You – Martin J. Nystrom

 

My Lord, the Bright and Morning Star I come before you to sing praises to You. You are worthy King of kings and Lord of lords and I worship You. Lily of the valley, may your glory be over all the earth. Your Majesty my soul longs for you and you are all I desire. You are my Strength, my Shield and my Comforter without you I am nothing. Thank you Jesus for everything.

Lord God you are a patient God and you are slow to chide and swift to bless. You always call on individuals and nations who offend you to repent. When we ignore you as we often do we face your anger, we are literally weighed in the balance and found wanting. Lord may you have mercy on us as we continue to defy you daily that we may not have to face your anger. Amen.(7/17/17)