When I See

I have found
I am never bound
when I see
it is not me.
It is not by my hand
nor by my command;
nothing I can do
can ever pull me through
the darkest of night
which gives way to fright.
It’s in that tough, hard place
we must fully rely on His grace.
To Him we plead
that He would heed
our plea and cry…

“Lord, don’t deny.
It is only by Your hand,
and only though Your command,
that the darkness will break.”
Only can the Lord God take
what hinders our way,
what causes decay.

If God allows
the enemy to carouse,
then it’s only for a season,
for He has a good reason.
If God does withhold
the reason not told,
then it just
comes down to trust.

Where does your faith go?
What the Lord wants to know,
is how your faith shows,
no matter how life goes.

“Lord, I do not want to regret
nor Your mercy and grace forget.
May they be ever fresh,
as they continually mesh
with faith and hope
empowering me to cope
with all that lies ahead.
And filled with courage instead
of getting whacked by every blow
giving way to each woe.
Keeping my eyes on You,
in everything I go through,
even in the darkest of night,
may Your unfailing light
in me brightly glow
showing me the way to go,
so I can stand firm,
not giving way to squirm.
Your will be done,
all in the name of Your Son.

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Strong Faith *Gen. 39:1-6b

Genesis 39:1-6b
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+39%3A1-6b&version=NKJV;NIV
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Joseph was favored by his father. His brothers were jealous of him, so at the right time they betrayed Joseph by selling him into slavery. Joseph was brought into a foreign country and sold as a slave. Losing all freedom and pleasures of life, Joseph now has no rights, no freedom, and under a master’s control. But God…. God was with Joseph.
Joseph did not lose faith in God just because his life radically changed from a very good and comfortable life to one that’s unthinkably horrible with total restriction. On the contrary, Joseph held fast to his faith in God and put God first in his life by honoring God in all that he had to do. Because Joseph honored God with a good work ethic, God was with Joseph and blessed everything Joseph put his hands on. God made his work prosper so much so that even his master acknowledged the blessings of this Hebrew’s God.
Storms come and go. Troubles and tribulations come and go. What’s important is how we go through the storms, troubles, trials, and tribulations.   He is the source of all strength and hope. We have His promises.
As Scripture states:
Phil. 4:13 “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+4%3A13&version=NKJV;NIV
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Matthew 19:26  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matt+19%3A26&version=NKJV;NIV
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Mark 10:27  But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+19%3A26&version=NKJV;NIV

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Mark 9:23  Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+9%3A23&version=NKJV;NIV

All You Do

Thank you God for Your outstretched arm
You keep us from all alarm
Thank you for Your righteous right hand
You are ever so, amazingly grand
It is You we can always count on
Your Name we can always call upon
Thank You so much Lord
Thank You for Your mighty Sword
You are so, very good to us
Thank you Lord Jesus

Go before us and clear the way
May we have Your peace today
Lord God we love You
Thank You for all You do