When the Heart Stops By Brenda Drake

            The joy of the Lord is my strength; my life is full, and holds promise and purpose.  However I remember clearly when I felt dead, dark, and weak.  I found little satisfaction in my life.  I still have difficult times but I am led by the Holy Spirit and my heart is able to soar with the hope of the promise of new life in each day’s start.

When the Heart Stops

When the heart stops there is certain death.
Life as you know it no longer can you expect.
Many have already given up in life;
Their heart still ticks but something just is not right.
The heart has no hope and joy has fled.
They cannot bear to look back and do not desire to look ahead.
Hearts throb with the dull beat of despair;
In a world dark with broken dreams and things unfair.
When the heart of hope stops…death makes its claim.
There is one remedy; it rests in Jesus’ name.
Jesus is Life, The Truth and The Way.
Place your hope in Him – He is the Word for your day.
Because of Jesus and all He has done,
There is victory ….the battle is already won!
Despair is very wretched and should never be.
Trust Jesus; depression’s dark existence will not overtake thee.
Then when the heart truly stops beating and you walk on the other side,
Joy continues for the “Heartbeat of Heaven” forever within you abides.

John 14:6;
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh
 unto the Father, but by me.

John 5:25-26
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself

Help me Look Ahead By Brenda Drake

Prayer in troubled times

A prayer in troubled times.

Help us Look Ahead

With all that’s happening we lose sight of the joys ahead.
In the present world condition… our heart begins to dread,
There are terrible plights of humanity in every land;
So many lost and hurting people unable to the way understand.
The number of the hungry and the victimized grow each day.
Our heart hurts and we turn our eyes away.
But the pain and misery cuts a path deep,
Their desperate conditions in our mind we keep.
If we are not careful, when we get so caught up in the world’s woes,
We lose sight of the joy deep within our soul.
Help us Jesus to be able to lean into Your strength and power,
So our love and joy stays fresh and not discouraged or soured.
Help us to always see the bigger picture of what lie ahead,
So we will not be filled with unneeded stress or dread.
Help us to reach out and touch those ones we can reach,
And give us wisdom to comfort the disheartened and weak.
Allow our words bring a ray of hope to bring joy to another,
So from the worries of the world they too will recover.

John 14:26-27
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.