Safe Place

Life sometimes spins so fast
I don’t know what to do
I can’t possibly keep up
Nor can I make it stop
All I want is to be still
But question marks pull at me
Begging my attention
All I get is more dizzy
When up and down
Forward and back
Seem to lose all meaning
When life gets like that
It gets impossible to tell
With any human sense
What I am doing
I have no natural defense
Against the storming swirl
Of another life storm
And where I keep my eye,
What I focus on
Is where I will land
The the storm passes on
I will fix mine on God
The Only One
Who can calm the storm
Who can take me through
All the dizzy swirling
He is the only calm
In every storm
The only peace and quiet
When the world rages
The place where all the things
Fall far away
He is my calm, my strength
He is my always safe place

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Present With Me

Your presence never leaves me
There is not a single breath
Not one beat of my heart
Passes without You there
Not a single hair falls
From my head
That You don’t mark
The place where it lays
There is not one thing
That You ever miss
My Lord and my God
You never leave
There isn’t a second
You’re away from me
I’m never alone
You are always
Present with me

He Came

He came to love
He came to live
He came for us
So that we could enter
Into a life
Filled with love
From Christ
Washed clean
In the sacrifice
Of His shed blood
He came to breathe
And be here on Earth
In flesh with us
Walking in the dust
All so we would see
He knows what
We struggle with
From day to day
Because Jesus came
To love us
He came to live
He came for us
To enter into life
And be with us
Filling every step
With His love
By our sides
That’s why He came

Be My Wait

Lord, be my wait
Be my hold on
My be still
My human patience
Is so completely gone
All used up so long ago
I am all out
Lord be my wait
Be my hang on
It’s not time
Make my impatience gone
I will be still
By the grace
Only You give to me
In a measure
That’s so hard to believe
Lord, be my wait
Until the time comes
For the yes
You’re preparing me for
Until the time comes
Lord, You are my wait
Your timing is perfect
Your plans are beyond great
Your blessings abundant
Your mercy, it takes
My breath away
Lord, You are my wait

Busy

The alarm goes off
I start to move
Too many things to do
Not enough time
I’m already behind
And not yet out of bed
Busy, busy, busy
It’s the chorus of the world
Keep on running
Push on forward
Never stop or take a break
Rest is for the weary
I’m already behind
And not yet out of bed
That’s the busy life
That crashes against me
Like waves upon the shore
And I break under
The beating of busy
Wearing me down
And so, as my feet
Hit the floor
Followed by my knees
God, take away my busy
And replace it only with
Your love and Your business
Jesus, unbusy me
This is my plea
Unbusy me Lord

Your Love

Lord, You are my God
Let You love shine through
Let it always be
Through my vulnerability
That Your love
Comes across to this world
Let it shine out
In my weakness
When only You
Are in control
Let You be the only
Thing others see
Clothe me in Your glory
That my life might be
A beacon of light
Only pointing
In Your direction
Showing the world
That You are my God