Comforting Words By Brenda Drake

There is no place more comforting than in the presence of our most loving God.  Never have I been disappointed He is always able to restore my hope and faith. I love the Word of God and the still sweet voice within that assures me I am His, and all is well with my soul. 

Comforting Words

Are you lonely and need encouragement my Child?
Come and sit with me awhile.
Your heart is heavy; I feel it too
Although you don’t understand I know all you go through.
When you are afraid and something is wrong inside
Come and take rest; in my strength abide.
When eyes are unable to see, and ears strain to hear,
Reassurance for those that are to you most dear,
Be assured I know the fears that rise up to trouble the mind.
“Will they go on in faith with God, or will they be left behind?”
I know when life sometimes seems to pass you by.
I see your unfulfilled dreams, and I hear your sighs.
The things of the earth grow strangely dim;
When you allow your Lord to cause calm deep within.
My healing touch causes well-being you when you come.
Lift up thanks and praise for all that God has done.
When you are mine you need to know, of you I am a vital part,
Love reaches into even the darkest corner of your heart,
The past is gone – a bright future ahead of you lie.
You are a precious jewel; in my eyes
The Spirit speaks peace with comforting words.
When in His presence new hope and faith occurs.

2 Corinthians 1:2-4
Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

II Thessalonians 2:16-17
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Drop into my Heart By Brenda Drake

It took a while for me to realize I am unable to do anything of value without the Lord’s help.  I count on His help in everything for now I know my limitations;   I am weak, selfish, and not all that smart; but I also recognize He is shown strong in my weakness. 

Drop into my Heart

Drop into my heart the wisdom I need for this day.
Give me ability to reach and for another pray.
Live loud in me as I proclaim,
The power and majesty of Jesus’ name.
Let it be Your light that shines;
To assure and help another as they seek to the treasure find.
Speak loud through me Your life-giving word,
So it is truly a message from heaven heard.
Steady my step, pave ahead my path,
Give me authority to conquer every foe right where I am at.
As I draw near for my daily supply,
Fill me up with your goodness on high,
With Your love, Your kindness, Your understanding deep,
Your joy, Your strength and abiding peace.
Every morsel that You share with this vessel of clay,
I will attempt to give away.
As You drop wisdom in I am able to flow,
Successfully with You from soul to soul.
This request is huge and I almost wonder at my plea.
But this I know, it is Your passion I seek.
It is Your love, Your touch, and words I crave,
So I will believe I receive the requests I have made.

Psalms 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song will I praise him.

He Reaches Out By Brenda Drake

Our Lord is always attempting to touch us with His hand of mercy and heart of Grace. In the beauty of creation He reaches out to us, and on the cross He bore our every sin so He could forever touch our soul.

He Reaches Out

He reached out to me before I was born.
He desired my love before I was formed.
Strange, but wonderfully true,
As He reached out to me; He also reached out to you.
On the cross… terrible, was His agony.
In this troubled place, He reached out to you and to me.
He saw our every sin, and, He died for each and every one.
Then, He motioned to us to follow Him, when He was done.
His holy work was finished; He waited for the appointed time,
When He called my name, I reached out, and invited Him inside.
There are many special times when I’ve felt His touch;
When I lift up my heart in worship… He lifts me up.
In times of worry, and times of stress,
When I, lift up my prayer requests,
He takes the problem that weights me down,
And then, He pulls me to higher ground.
Even in times of anger, trials, or fear,
In just a breath of praise, He draws near.
His loving, hand of mercy, and His wonderful, firm embrace,
Draws me even closer; when I seek His face.
He also reaches out to me through others …it is strange indeed,
Because we are so close, when it happens; it is, His embrace. I receive!

I John 4:10-11
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

Accomplishments By Brenda Drake

You made the meal and cleaned up the mess-
You count these as accomplishments.
But the greatest gift delivered to God on this day,
Was when you refused discouragement or to anger display.
When the day is over and you lay down to rest,
Know God has noted these as your greatest accomplishments.

Accomplishment

Your accomplishments you may not fully know yet,
They are the results of time well spent.
Loving communication, with hands busy at task,
They are the best gifts offered in fact.
Seeds are planted in the garden of love,
By open hospitality you honor God above.
When disappointment is for peace-sake placed aside,
You have displayed an attitude of Christ’s bride.
Every accomplishment is noted by the Lover of your soul.
They are written down; one day to be shown.
You truly have progress made;
When even in discomfort Christ was displayed.

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him

The Trouble with Troubles By Brenda Drake

He Carries our burdens

            The trouble with troubles is they are cumbersome and boggle the heart and mind.  The Word tells us to not let our hearts be troubled.  God has all things in His control.  A troubled heart does not successfully sing praises, for joy has fled.

The Trouble with Troubles

The trouble with trouble is the troubled mind,
Is filled with irritating thoughts; not as God designed.
The imagination stretches into every possible solution.
It is not as God desires…it is mind pollution.
Most of the time the answer you cannot see.
You need to place your trust in me.
The worrisome planning, and the what to do time spent,
Is not profitable. From its toil repent.
For when you cause to your head extra toil,
The acid in your stomach causes it to spoil.
Then you are unhappy in every way;
The added stress of worry ruins your day.
Praises are halted and joy has fled,
All because you did not obey what the Word has said.
Do you not know God is in control?
He is on your side you have been told,
All things turn for the best in the end;
When you are His and He lives within.
The trouble with troubles carried alone by yourself,
Is they are heavy and you need some help.
Remember, nothing is too hard for me my friend.
Have faith and watch me take care of them.

Psalms 42:5
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me?  Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of His countenance

2 Corinthians 1:2-4
Grace be to you and peace from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Under Construction By Brenda Drake

            No one I know really has a great handle on patience.  It is a struggle always to not lose it!  But many times we do not try at all for we are self- centered and self- serving.  None of us are finished yet, we all have a need to learn to be patient with one another.

Isaiah 43:7
Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Under Construction

Be prepared to stop – construction is ahead,
A work is in progress is what the sign has said.
Noise and confusion fills the air;
Showing the construction crew is there.
This illustration I show to you my friend,
To another message send.
The construction crew is busy in every life,
That has allowed the control of Jesus Christ.
There are angels at work on every side,
Assisting the progress of His bride.
Sometimes it truly looks like a terrible mess;
But be patient it isn’t finished yet.
You may even need to watch for danger signs.
Be patient, have faith – it turns out as it is designed.
Be prepared to stop and to wait a bit,
For the progress may also be to you a benefit.
If while you are waiting you begin to fret and stew,
Remember, you are under construction too.
And others may need to wait and see,
The work to be finished inside of thee.

Isaiah 64:8
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.