A Strange Thing Occurs By Brenda Drake

There are times when life and its complications cause a certain dread, especially when there seems to be no clear answers in sight. The best remedy is to go to the Word of God to be reminded God is not caught off guard and we can and must trust He loves us and is in complete control.

A Strange Thing Occurs

Father the world is talking loud threats,
Of sure difficulties that lies ahead.
My heart hurts at the loss I see on every side;
From financial strain and for families and for them who die.
Confusing, mind-blowing whistle-blowing words circle and attack.
It seems there are very little we can know are facts.
In my quiet times when I travel to God’s Word,
A very strange and wonderful thing occurs,
My heart is settled as in your care I rest.
Again I find the truth and it again I confess.
My God is able and on Him I depend;
All things on earth and in heaven bows down to Him.
I am firmly in His sight and on His mind.
My God loves to spend with me time.
Life’s complications are handled in the way best,
So the outcome of it all will turn for the best.
He is in control and it is already written what will come,
So in Jesus name I pray. Lord thy will be done.
In my life and in the world that seems to be in such chaos and whoa,
I will listen instead to the Spirit that brings peace and confidence to my soul.

Isaiah 26:3-4
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.
 Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

Psalms 3:3
But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me;
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Let my Words Paint a Picture By Brenda Drake

I like to paint pictures of the beauty God’s creation. But my heart truely desires to paint a picture in words that show the utter beauty of all Jesus has done and what lies ahead for His children.

Let My Words Paint a Picture by Brenda Drake

One day I will walk on streets of gold and will watch the angels fly;
And I will behold all the colors used to paint sky.
The Jewel of heaven will before me stand,
And as I bow down low He will reach for my hand.
There is no emotion held in check,
My heart fills with a joy I have not felt yet.
Every hope has been surpassed,
 Every dream is fulfilled at last.
Until then my Lord like a child I wait to see,
All the wonderful gifts that the Word has promised me.
As I walk upon the rocky path of the earth I dwell,
As strange as it seems I walk also in heavens streets as well.
In tune with Holy Spirit perhaps I will recognize,
The wonderful gifts that are placed before my eyes.
Give me heart that sees the beauty in the place I am.
Help me recognize and find Your lost jewels in the land.
Give me Your loving touch Lord, as I reach out to them.
Let my words paint a picture of love that they can take within;
That administers a taste of the joy and the peace,
That lies ahead for Your redeemed.
I thank You Jesus for such a glorious future we can savor.
Thank You for such love and such abundant favor.

            Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalms 94:19
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul