Carry Me ~ Moriah Peters

I love it when God places a song on my heart to keep me going through the storm! Praise be to Him….in spite of my circumstances, despite my fears, and regardless of the mountains I face!! No matter the trial or circumstances, may you all enjoy the blessing of the Lord’s peace, love, and all-encompassing goodness.

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in the LORD,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
The Lord GOD is my strength,
And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet,
And makes me walk on my high places.
For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.
~ Habakkuk 3:17-19

Trust in Spite of the Storm!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
Lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Not much to say today as it has indeed been a very rough day! However, God placed this scripture on my heart this evening to remind me that He has it all under control!! I may not know the path He has planned for me, but I intend to trust Him with all my heart, and just let Him lead.

God bless and keep you through whatever storm or trial you may be facing! In Christian love <3

Shine!

“You are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket,
but on the lampstand,
and it gives light to all who are in the house.
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
~ Matthew 5:14-16

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God designed us all to be beacons of light that emanate his love, grace, forgiveness, and beauty to the world. When life throws us hardships, chaos, disappointment, sorrow, trials, tribulations, heartache, and an endless supply of curve balls, often we sink inside the ‘basket’ where no one can see us. In my journey, I have had my share of trials, tribulations, heartache and pain, and at times I lost my desire to shine, but somewhere deep within, God always tugs at my heart and mind, whispering to my soul, and reminding me that it is in the most difficult of times that my light shines the brightest. It is in the moments where I want to run and hide, avoiding the world, that I have to step out on faith, step out on God’s promise to bring me good and not bad, to bring me a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). For when I step out of my pain and trust what God is doing, then the light of the Lord shines brighter than the full moon on the darkest of nights. God is love. God is hope. God is joy. God is peace.

So, even when life knocks you down and throws punches where it hurts the most, remember in that moment that you can be the beacon of God in the lives of those around you. Don’t be a shrinking violet, be the stunning sunflower: stand tall, look to the heavens for help, and stay firmly rooted in the Lord. He has always seen me through, and in this difficult trial filled with confusion and heartache, I know he will yet again!! I also know he will see you through the tough circumstances and tribulations of your life, bringing you to a place of beautiful peace and never-ending joy….a place where you will be the brightest light for all around to see the glory of God!

God bless and keep you and may you be the lighthouse to others through your storm.

All my love <3

Not My Own

Listen to advice and accept discipline,
and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
~ Proverbs 19:20-21

Not My Own

Thwarted at every turn
Plans gone awry
Expectations gone
This path is not mine

Disappointment strikes
Detours have been given
I know not where to go
Just where I am driven

This way and that
A shot into the dark
Searching for the way
Yet somehow missing the mark

Advice and counsel sought
Paths yet unknown
The journey still unwritten
God’s plan slowly being shown

Plans of the heart
Will often go astray
When not in line with God’s
I tend to lose my way

Clueless I run this race
Hoping to stay the course
Moving here and there
Praying for God to endorse

Trusting blindly I follow God’s plan
One that is greater than mine
A path that leads to peace and joy
Leaving the past behind

 

The Candle of My Soul ~

4mygodsglory:

I so absolutely loved this, I just had to share. No one is flawless, no one is sinless. We all are broken and have areas to improve and work on. May the Lord always shine his light in my heart and the hearts of all his children. God bless <3

Originally posted on CHRISTian ~ poetry by deborah ann:

Love candle by Russell Matin free photo #1004

Lord light the wick,
to the candle of my soul
so I can peer into . . .
each crevice, every hole.

Let Your light shine,
on any leftover sin
that is still hiding
unrepented, deep within.

Turn up the heat,
keep fanning the flame
until I call out . . .
each sin by its name.

Let Your light expose,
in my heart, let it reveal
every evil notion
I still try to conceal.

Turn up the heat,
keep fanning the flame
until I call out . . .
each thought by its name.

Lord light the wick,
to the candle of my soul
until forgiveness  . . .
fills up each gaping hole!

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 20:27

“The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord,
searching all the inward parts of the belly.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

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Break Every Chain

Music is always at the core of my life….building and encouraging me in all circumstances. I have posted this before, but I just felt led to post it yet again as it is such a powerful song!! God can break every chain that holds you down and free you from all that holds you in bondage!