Inspired By Thaxted

Dawn sweep away the perils

That chided me in sleep

Praying and crying out, though nasal

My Saviour, He hears me weep


Turned on side, pillowing my fears

The stillness, so loud, envelops

Reminded of a hymn to repress the tears

Gathering courage, to never give up hope


The day is bursting through

And the remnants of night, they fade

Flee away you woe, perhaps one or two

For today we choose joy, and will not trade

Blues

In a world of chaos

Some are choosing their blues

The big ones, the little ones

And they ponder in recluse

So be wary and considerate

That you know not their fate

For some have slept

Only to wake and walk

Walking, but not existing

For some have dreamt

A thousand dreams, yet still sulk

Moping in misery

And for some, they are hoping

For a glimpse of a miracle

Hands clasped tightly

As they mumble prayers of petition

And as for the writer,

She cries out for reassurance

Tonight, feeling weighted more

By the littlest of blues

Tower

Tower of refuge

They say You are

But to get to You,

Is going to take some effort

Lord be my helper

As I find my way to You


Tower of restoration

I’ve heard You are

But I’m deceived,

By the people so few

Lord quench the lying voices

That stay manipulating my thoughts


Tower of Purpose

Stay right where You are

Because I’m not losing You this time

Be it bend or bump on the way

I’m coming to You Lord

Sometime between sunset and sunrise

Night of…

Night of laments

So why do I see the stars?

For every mistake, a choice I made


Night so contoured

Why do I sense hope?

The haze, slowly fading into the horizon


Night, of…restoration

Certainly must be

Regrets are in the distant

Someday

Someday, worried one

You’ll find the light

Someday, wretched one

You’ll be on the other side


Through the swampy marsh

Over the land mines

Past the naysayers

Beyond any obstacle


Someday, somehow

You’ll rejoice, where the light resides

How many more sighs

Gone are the hours of yesterday

And dawn, knocks behind the window pane

Before we let her in,

There are some matters to resolve

A worrisome heart and a pondering mind


Loud is the silence

But louder is The Voice

Beseeching and reassuring,

That we worry not about the morrow

And spare some minutes to rest


But stubborn as we are,

Owing to our human nature

We toss, turn and fret

And try to reconcile with hope,

With one question taunting, “How many more sighs, Lord ?”

Before, Now and Ever

In my days to come,

May I pay heed to Thy word.

The devil will seek to harm,

“I am with you”, You have said.

Before, now and ever.

 
When in lowly manner,

May my thoughts be pleasing to Thee.

And may it be, that my demeanor,

Will be a light shone, for all to see.

As before, now and ever.

 
In times of trials and hardship,

May my faith in You be replenished.

That if temptation to veer off should creep,

Your word will have me admonished

Just as before, now and ever.

 
Amen.

I WANTED TO PRAY

I wanted to pray
But would God forgive me,
If I went down on my knees?
(James 5:16)

I wanted to pray
But my need was trivial
Would He care?
(1 John 5:14-15)

I wanted to pray
But I forgot to the other day
Would my inconsistency anger Him?
(Jeremiah 29:12)

I wanted to pray
But life was happening
Maybe He could wait.
(Colossians 4:2)

I wanted to pray
But sleep was calling
Would he remember me when I wake?
(Psalm 42:8)

I wanted to pray
But I didn’t have the words
What use was an empty heart and mind?
(Romans 8:26)

I wanted to pray
But the outcome was here
What more was needed?
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

I wanted to pray
But I made all these excuses
Thinking it was too late.
(Psalm 118:5)

Awesome God

Night is nigh,

I must say a prayer

I look up to the Most High,

He never fails to deliver.

 

In good times and bad times,

I will trust and obey

You have shown to mankind,

To salvation, you are the only way!

 

I will boast of you to the crowds,

They will hear of you Lord.

Even those with hearts so proud,

Eventually your glory they will accord

 

The people must know,

Of this Awesome God

Each day, new mercies bestowed,

Oh His name, I will forever uphold.

 

Night is nigh,

I must say a prayer.

Your ways I admire,

And I wish to bask in Thy favour.

 

 

 

THANKFULNESS

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I’ve been downhearted too long.

Caught up in the flurry of the world.

Today, this very moment, I kneel on bowed knees,

Looking to find solace  in the comforter’s hands.

 

Caught up in the flurry of the world,

I was a lost soul living unhappily.

Looking to find solace in the comforter’s hands

In pieces I came, and peace I received.

 

I was a lost soul living unhappily,

Angered by everything around me.

In pieces I came, and peace I received,

When I finally understood thankfulness .

 

Angered by everything around me,

I had fueled a toxic mind.

When I finally understood thankfulness,

I found my lost hope and renewed my faith.

 

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Listen to His Voice

pray

 

 

 

 

 

I am weary, I am restless

I hid my troubles beneath my pillow

The morning anew and yet they still bellow

I am confused, I’m a mess

I drank away my worries, to feel at ease

Only to be sober once more, and still they tease

I am unhappy, I am reclusive

Missing answers, futile searches

I have been unwise, there is a God!

Only in silence, I now hear His voice

Hushed by the noise of my worrisome heart

A voice speaketh, that once drowned in a pool of self desires

Now I hear clearly, He speaks, I listen.

Renewed hope and happiness, because He carries my burden

Awesome love, Wonderful counselor.

I am hopeful, I am blessed

The Lord, my God is in control

All to prayer, I humbly ask, that this rocky boat, with me he’ll row.

 

Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world – 1 John 4:4