God isn’t a parachute…safeguard just for emergencies.
Call out, reach out when there’s no where else to turn
God isn’t a lifeboat…pulled out in all urgency
When the Titanic I erect either capsizes or burns
He is my ever-present help in times of trouble, yes!
Still, does He hide behind a cloud just waiting to save the day?
The God I know journeys through life with me
On the mountaintops or valley’s …come whatever may!
When life is pleasant,
Happiness at every corner
And everyone is in awe of my streets of gold
When what I long for most steps out of a dream
And becomes my daytime reality as the plot unfolds
In my gratitude, though my heart is lifted
My knees are perpetually bowed
The goodness in my life is from my Father
I will sing my praises to Him out loud
“No Trials!”, “No Troubles”, “No Tears”
These are not promised in the Holy Book I read
Great men and women endured such things
Yet have learned to live and die joyfully
Yes, my heart will rejoice and thank Him
For the respite of my soul,
Still I long for my eternal home.
His dwelling place my heart beholds.
When hardships come,
Frustration at every corner,
And few understand the tears.
I call out to Him in my anguish
Trusting His promise
He’ll always be near.
I am confident He hears my cry.
His peace ushers in to calm the sea
Circumstances may not change,
but change do I
His Presence always transforms me.
When days are brighter and I awake with a happy song in my heart
Or the dreary ones that can serve to be lighter,
Even so, it is well!
My psalm tops Heaven’s charts:
Highest honor belongs to you
You are exalted above my circumstance
Should this day’s weather draw my heart from you
Not at all; in the sun or storm,
You and I, we dance
I live by the rhythms of your grace
With my life in tune with Your love…
Longing for the day when we’ll meet face to face
Until then, I seek those things above
Being in relationship with you, Abba, is my soul’s deepest delight.
I can welcome each day, confident in my own strength…
Hahaha, OH NO, rejoicing in YOUR love, YOUR might!
There is none like You, no God beside You
Who is willing to be acquainted with my pain
I don’t journey this life alone because of You!
Come whatever may You stay the same
Though this life too shall pass
My Ever Present You remain
Image by Richard John Pozon