Today I Choose

Today I Choose (Isaiah 48:10)

Trials I face
Where is my joy?
I toil
I burn
Where do I find joy?
Tests faced each day
Burnt heart as I go
Yet I feel the refining moments
I feel the impure
Burnt away
So I choose
Today I choose
To see the joy
To grasp the joy
The joy of the testing
In the refining fire

Isaiah 48:10

Isaiah 48:10

No Fear Of Mine

No Fear Of Mine (Romans 8:38-39)

They try to surround me
With darkest clouds
They try to cloak me
In deepening shadows
Tiny voices in my mind
Push me into storms
Storms of my fear

You see me there
A mighty wind blows
Dissolving my clouds
Your light of hope
Fades my shadows
As the storms subside
The rainbows grow

No fear of mine
Shall come between
No storms or darkness
Can hide Your face
Neither mountains or depths
Shall hold You back
Or the love You have for me

Romans 8:38-39

Romans 8:38-39

Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones

Skipping stones
Over slow rippled waters
As the ebb and flow
It makes a rhythm
Skimming the surface
Just for a moment
Taking to the air
Only to find the water once more
At the end of the line
There it sinks
With a grace
Down into the soul
Of the living water

Like my words
Flow from my heart to pen
To skim the surface
With that grace
The ink drops
Like the stone upon the water
Thoughts from my heart
In tune to a rhythm
Of the waters
At end of the line
The words sink deep into my soul
I take second
They go deep

Another stone gathers
Thrown from the heart
In grace
With love
His words
Not mine

No heart
A stone sinks
No rhythm, no grace
Sinks within the shallows
Before it makes it ends

With words from the heart
We’re skipping stones
Ever skipping stones

From Endless Shadows

From Endless Shadows (Psalm 103:2-4)

Darkest hours
Addicted past
Hope lost
In endless shadows

Then the light
There he came
Sins forgiven
Addiction healed

I am risen
From my pit

I am forgiven
By steadfast love
And tender mercy

I am alive
He came for me

Psalm 103:2-4

Psalm 103:2-4

There I Pray

There I Pray (Isaiah 35:3-6)

Should I feel strong
Or become the weak
Time that I fall
Fall down upon my knees
I just have to fall
My pride I put aside

And I pray
There I pray
And I wait
There I wait

For the Father to come
To save this fallen
Lift me from my knees
Open eyes, wipe the tears
Lord restore my soul
Make new this heart

And I pray
There I pray
And I am saved
There I am saved

Isaiah 35:3-6

Isaiah 35:3-6

From Under Dark Clouds

From Under Dark Clouds (Ezekiel 34:12)

Storm clouds gathered
Bringer of shadows
Cloaking a lost soul
In cold darkness

Wandering lost
Afraid and alone
A bottle for a friend
No place to call home

Until He came a calling
Crying out this name
From beyond the clouds
A voice of pure love

The clouds slowly shifted
Shadows and darkness broken
As light flooded the landscape
A life potential stood highlighted

As those arms pulled me close
A warmth did spread
Living air filled dying lungs
New life injected the bones

Thankful steps do I take
As a heart beat in time
With the grace of a Father’s love
To a child once lost to the clouds

Ezekiel 34:12

Ezekiel 34:12

Rejoice In Your Glory

Rejoice In Your Glory (Psalm 13:5-6)

The darkness fades
And the light grows
In You I place my trust
In You alone I place my hope

Now the shadows have fallen
And this heart beats once more
I rejoice in Your glory
And give thanks for Your salvation

As the mountains fall
And from barren lands new life springs
I sing a song of Your praise
For the goods works You place in me

Psalm 13:5-6

Psalm 13:5-6