Monday, July 20, 2015

FAITHFUL GOD

by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. 
To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.  
2 Timothy 4:17,18



I had been awake for a couple of hours listening to the thunder as it rolled, tempting my thoughts and heart to roll with it. It would have been so easy to succomb.

But an overriding, deep down part of me, felt a peace that threatened to spill over like clouds shedding their rain, knowing God has this all under His control. I need not let my mind and heart be tossed about with the wind that blows trees to almost breaking because - because yes, tis so sweet to trust in Jesus. 


FAITHFUL GOD

When others forsake me
and my path becomes dim
Lord, help me to always remember
You are the One who holds me near.

When my shoulders are heavy
and my cares weigh me down
Lord, help me to always let You
be the weight-lifter of my soul.

When tears assail me
and my heart is torn in two
Lord, help me to always sacrifice
songs of praise and thanksgiving to You.



When my ears become deaf
and my eyes no longer see
Lord, may I always find comfort
because in You I’ve been redeemed.

When words fail my lips
and I cannot breathe Your name
Lord, may I always feel Your presence
through the prayers of my dear friends.

When my strength is almost gone

and my body lies eerily prone
Lord, help me to fully surrender
to Your way, Your will, Your thoughts.


When the world around me crumbles

and my soul feels stripped and bare
Lord, help me to always keep my trust

in Your plans and loving care.

When I struggle to understand
and my heart can’t see Your hand

Lord, help me to sit quiet and still
so I’ll hear only Your voice within.

When my faith is weak
and despair has blinded me
Lord, help me place my hope in You
so I can follow Your path of truth.

When my life is good
and my dreams are in sight
Lord, help me to always keep You
fixed upon  my heart and eyes.

When my life is calm
or in the midst of a raging storm
Lord, may I always lift my hands
in thankful praise to you, my Savior,
my God, my Lord.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©July 2015 

Oh yes! Jesus, Jesus, how I trust You. (Just basking in this for a few beats here...) 

Breathing Jesus.... how I've proved You o'er and o'er. Jesus. Jesus. PRECIOUS JESUS! Oh for grace to trust You more.



I'm so glad I learned to trust You precious Jesus Savior Friend and I know that YOU are with me. You will be with me to the end.*


The end of this day. The end of this season of...hurt, heartache, healing. The end of the path that leads to ... Your will. Your way. Yes, Jesus, I trust You for this day, this week, this hour, this minute. And because I trust You, I have peace.



Peace that overflows like rivers overwhelming their banks.


Peace that envelopes because You are my Peace.

The storms may rage outside, but right here, right now, in this place there is The Presence of peace.

Because these storms are no match for Jesus...the One who calms and restores.

The One who stands beside us and speaks, “Peace. Be still.”


From My Heart to Yours,

Marcie 




Jesus is my Weight-Lifter and Peace giver 

*Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, Louisa M. R. Stead, 1882 Public Domain
©Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges, 2015


4 comments:

  1. Lovely thought, Marcie, and powerful truth! Thank you for sharing your heart!

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    1. God has been so faithful to you and I've enjoyed watching how He's ministered and worked in your life. Thank you for stopping by and also for sharing. :-)

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  2. I love how you wove this in and out of your poetry. It flows like a river. Thank you for a beautiful post.

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    1. You're a blessing Nan, thank you so much! :-)

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