Engraved in His Hand By Brenda Drake

I am at awe when I think about how majestic God is and so thankful for how much He has done to make me able to be one with Him for eternity.  There is no real reason for us to worry or be depressed.  He is the answer to every question and He is more than anything we could ever need.  He is in control; in faith remember, nothing can take us out of His loving care.

Engraved on His Hand

Your hurts, your pains,
Your bondage’s and your chains,
Your inability, your flaws inside,
The sins you’ve allowed to abide,
The evil thoughts, the hurtful plans,
The unkind words, the harsh demands,
Your fears, your heart’s cry,
Every untrue promise you’ve spoken, every lie,
Your greed, your lust, your shame,
Everything under the sun named,
Every sickness of body, soul, mind,
Every minute of wasted time,
Every hope or dream, every desire,
The secret place of inner fires,
Each thought, and unspoken request,
All kind deeds, every moment of needed rest.
All things I am acquainted with, for you see
I have experienced them already.
I suffered and felt the weight of them for you.
Know my friend this word is true.
Your remembrance is engraved in my hand.
When you have accepted my plan.
As you purpose to align with the Father’s will.
In you and through you His will is fulfilled.
So walk on I AM is in control of your life.
You are well known by your Lord Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 49:16
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;
thy walls are continually before me.

Psalms 31:15
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies,
and from them that persecute me.

Your Help Comes By Brenda Drake

Do you believe we are in God’s hands?  If so do not despair.  If you believe all is in God’s hands, then give praise for His intervention.  Do you believe there is power in prayer and the authority of the Word of God?  Then pray and with God’s Word agree.  Do you believe America was built on the foundation of: In God we Trust?  Then prove it by placing our trust in Jesus who has us in His hand and thank Him for fighting our battle.

Your Help Comes

When the world seems to spin out of control,
And the future and the present is snatched from your hold,
When the darkness begins to cover the land,
And things are quickly getting out of hand,
When the sunshine is blocked from your day,
And it seems there are no more words to pray,
When the heart hurts and your feelings are wavering like the wind,
And faith is as a small seed planted within,
The One that loves you has heard even the silent cry.
He has bottled your tears and has felt your innermost sigh.
Look up your help comes; God is not out of control.
Give thanks and praise Him; He has not let go.
The work in the heavenly are in a great fight,
To make what is wrong into what is right.
Not one thing is hidden to His all-seeing eye.
He hates evil and evil ways despise.
So in this time, take time to with the Lord agree:
What is hidden soon other too will see.

Psalms 121:1-8
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
 My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
 Behold, he that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
 The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
 The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even for evermore.  

Place all in God’s Hands By Brenda Drake

I know when I begin to fear and worry; and become irritable, stressed, and out of control. I need to go to God. I don’t know why I sometimes take so long, But I am learning to pray at the first warnings signs, I am attempting to handle it all on my own.

Place all in God’s Hands

When confronted with an issue that causes fear to reign,
Thats implications cause your heart and mind inner pain.
The very best remedy to relieve its stress,
Is to bring the problems to God and in His decisions rest.
When the issue involves someone you hold dear;
Pray and believe that your God hears.
Trust in His intervention as He steps out in your behalf.
For the Word says you will have if you ask.
Trust and faith are sometimes tested it’s true;
You must be convinced all turns out the best for you.
Many times your expectations are not the way that’s planned.
Trust God and know your prayers rest in His hand.

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Philippians 4:6-7
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I Lift my Heart By Brenda Drake

Prayer enters into His presence. He has rest for or soul.

There is a place we can enter where only we fit.  It is a perfect place of rest; even when storms rage outside and within.  Trouble, fear, and worry must be left at the door. In our time of prayer trust and faith in God’s love and care for every part of our life is restored.  It is a sweet time of willing transparency in the presence of the lover of our soul.

I Lift my Heart

I lift my heart to the One that in darkness sees clear.
In my devotions He chases away my inner fears.
Deep in the vast places unseen within;
The rumbling, raging waters are known by Him.
He says to the turbulent sea “Be Still.”
And assures I walk in the Father’s will.
By faith I know our steps are not to Him a surprise.
For all things are evident and clear in His eyes.
Every heavy burden I toss at His feet to stay.
Every dark thought contrary to God’s Word is cast away.
I will continue to lift up my face in faith to Him,
He is able and on Him I depend.
I pray fervently to be His reflection
I break open my heart for His close inspection.
He fixes and mends and joy is revived.
When Jesus makes my heart comfortable for Him to abide!

John 14:1
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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.

The Word Reprimand By Brenda Drake

I remember my mom when she would say as I was corrected for disobeying her, “This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you, but it is for your own good.”  I didn’t believe her just as my children didn’t believe me when I said the same thing to them. This poem expresses the Father’s heart concerning reprimand and correction.

The Word Reprimand

Reprimand corrects and warns, to turn away from wrong.
If it is done in love it will not hurt as long.
To be reprimanded by God is much the same.
I warn to turn away from the path of shame.
When reprimanded you need to be aware,
It is because you have a God that cares.
When corrected, you will need to understand,
That it is administered by God’s loving hand.
When you have been asked not to do certain things,
If you disobey, you know it deep within your being.
I ask always in love, I correct the same.
Punishment may seem harsh but God’s love is proclaimed.
For the consequences would be even more disastrous for thee,
If you are not stopped you could be destroyed by the enemy.

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

 Revelations 3:19
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Psalms 89:32-33
Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.