Archive | November 13, 2014

Freedom in Forgiveness

If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God,
for it is written,
“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
“But if your enemy is hungry, feed him,
and if he is thirsty, give him a drink;
for in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
~ Romans 12:18-21 ~

Strength of My Heart

If then you were raised with Christ,
seek those things which are above
where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.
Set your mind on things above,
not on things on earth.
~ Colossians 3:1-2

Strength of My Heart

The nightmares continue
Streams of attacks from Satan to deter
Seeking to destroy
To take my eyes off the prize
Trying to overwhelm me with the here and now
Stealing hope and joy
Opening illusions before me that I will fail
Persecution comes like a crushing wave
Yet tied to God I remain
I refuse to let go
To give up the peace for which I have fought so hard
Lord, focus my mind and heart on things to come
Looking forward to what God has in store
Satan has no power or control here
Earth has nothing I desire besides You oh Lord
My flesh and my heart may fail
But God is the strength of my heart
My portion forever

Broken Heart

The moon will shine like the sun,
and the sunlight will be seven times brighter,
like the light of seven full days,
when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people
and heals the wounds he inflicted.
~ Isaiah 30:26

Broken Heart

Intense pain of a haunting past
Anguish consumes the heart
Bleeding under God’s crushing hand
Torturous to mind and soul
Struggling simply to exist
Lord, You cut the heart deeper each time
Endless lies once festering pour out freely
Creating wounds that reveal your truth
This affliction is so harsh, so devastating
Why does it have to be so hard?
You slice and rip the flesh apart
Bringing brokenness once again
To embrace Your truth means letting go
Releasing deceptions harbored in the dark
Lovingly this pain flows forth
Leaving room for a God filled heart

You Make Me Brave ~ Bethel Music

What, then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
~ Romans 8:31

From my distress I called upon the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
The LORD is for me, so I will not fear! What can man do to me?
~ Psalm 118: 6-7

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
~ Psalm 27:1

Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, and I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
~ Isaiah 41:10