God is Near By Brenda Drake

There are times when everything feels like roses, and I feel God’s love surrounding me.  Then there are the days when I feel life just plain stinks.  When we keep our heart and mind on Jesus, and lift up all our concerns; soon all is well with my soul again.

God is Near

The breath of the wind, soft and gentle in its ways;
Soothes the body and the spirit on a warm day.
At peace, at rest, relaxing in Him;
Marveling in the touch you feel within.
When the sun shines upon you with its warmth just right;
This too is a time when in God’s presence you delight.
When you see the tiny child peacefully playing nearby,
In the innocence of faith reach to the sky.
When you hear joyous laughter by a stranger on the street,
If you look closely it could be an angel that you meet.
When you are silently at rest with spirit quiet too,
If you listen you may hear God’s whisper to you.
In your hard time with voices hard and loud,
 And you feel stressed and lost in a crowd,
When the winds howl and scream in your ear,
And you are unsettled, filled with anxiety and fear,
When your neighbor is angry and you feel under attack,
And you are extremely frustrated where you are at,
If you will lift your heart, your voice, and your ear,
You will find even in these situations your God is still near.

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

In His Embrace By Brenda Drake

The perfect day looks perhaps different to different people but one day I am sure all will agree it will be perfect when we are in perfection’s forever embrace.  Until then we are still able to by faith count on Jesus to be with us through everything we face.  In times of worship, praise, and prayer we may even feel His love, comfort; and wrapped safely in His embrace.

In His Embrace

Forever life in the sunshine, not one cloud in sight;
Everything grows wholesome and healthy… such a delight.
All are carefree and happy with smiles wide,
Forgiven, clean, with joy-pure deep inside.
What a lovely picture painted in words of rhyme;
Rarely is such pleasance witnessed in the world’s trying times.
For fear and stress is rampant. Even in the Church now and then,
You find certain gloom and doom moving in.
The child of God must learn to realize,
The world-view must be viewed through faith-filled eyes.
Faith, that the storms and clouds that loom ahead,
Need not cause to great fear or dread.
The well-prepared are sheltered from hard rain;
With God’s comfort, and healing for unwanted pain.
Jesus shines over you, in you and through you for you see,
The joy of the Lord has set you free.
Eternal-life in the presence of the Son shines ahead.
Rejoice and give praise for even now in His embrace you live!

Proverbs  2:6-8
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.