Trust in the Lord By *Kay Hoffman*

Trust in the Lord By *Kay Hoffman*

 

     Perhaps you are feeling a bit down and need something to remind you that no matter what your problems are there is hope when you put your trust in God and believe in his words. I want to share with you this poem written by Kay Hoffman.  I hope it will uplift your spirit!

Trust in the Lord

Let not your heart be troubled,
Nor let it be afraid.
All things are possible with God
In this world He hath made.

For he who tends the lilies
And notes the sparrow’s fall
Will meet the needs of His children
When on His name they call.

As the seasons come and go
According to his will,
Thus a heart that’s filled with fear
Only God’s peace can still.

He knew us there before our birth
And held us in His care.
There are no problems in this life
That He’ll not help us bear.

O be ye not of little faith,
Trust in the Lord above –
He gave His Son to die for us…
There is no greater love.

 

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I Shall Rise Again

I Shall Rise Again

Free Eagle

I think of all the promises you made me
I remember all the lies you told,
My hopes and dreams and aspirations,
almost went crashing through the door,
The heartache and the pain,
was shattering to say the least,
Even though I saw the signs,
I was unprepared for it.

I was just a pawn in the game that you played,
Just a thing that you toyed with,
The one you took for granted.
I gave you my heart and you tore it apart,
and gave me nothing in return,
You said that you loved me,
But it was all a lie.

You tried to break me down,
But I refuse to stay down,
I had to break free from the chain of love
That was wrapped around my heart,
The betrayal was like a knife
being plunged into my heart.
The pain was hard to deal with,
But each day I am growing stronger,
I have left the past behind,
One day I’ll soar like an eagle,
I’ll spread my wings and fly.

Hang in There {Ruth M Gilmour}

Hang in There {Ruth M Gilmour}

Smile, be happy, laugh a lot,
Don’t shed another tear;
A wonderful life is waiting for you,
So face it without fear.

There’ll be problems to solve, hurdles to cross,
Work hard and know you can cope.
With God at your side, Him as your guide,
Each day will bring you new hope.

Day will pass by and turn into years,
The ache in your heart will soon heal;
Keep your faith and know that God always cares,
So tackle each day with zeal.

Courage my friend and trust be with you,
Accomplish each task with a grin;
Hang in there, you will make it I know,
Remember your God, you have Him.

It is Okay

It is Okay

You let your guard down,
And I see in your smile,
A glimpse of the softness deep within,
That you try so hard to hide.
You pretend to be tough,
I suppose it’s the macho thing to do,
But deep inside your yearn for love,
For someone to accept you.
You try to mask your gentle side,
You pretend you don’t need anyone,
But if the truth be known,
You hunger for love just like anyone.
It is okay to care you know,
It is okay to show your emotions’
It is okay because it shows that you are human.

Don’t Wait

Don’t Wait

 

 

Don’t wait to do what should be done,
That you have long delayed –
For we are not assured the grace
To live beyond today;
And we cannot return from death
To what we left behind,
To do some deed we should have done
For God or humankind.

Don’t wait to speak the words of love
Another waits to hear,
Don’t wait to hug, in warm embrace,
Some heart you hold so dear;
And wait no more to share your wealth
With charities in need
Or beg forgiveness of the Lord
For hidden, sinful deeds.

Today is yours to do or say
What you have long delayed –
That should be said – or should be done
Before your Judgement Day;
And you, dear heart – just you, alone –
Know what you’ve left to do
To better complement your life
Before this day is through.

Michael Dubina

 

Every Morning {Grace E. Easley}

Every Morning {Grace E. Easley}

Waking up each morning
Brings an eagerness to live,
And joy seeps from my waiting heart,
As through an open sieve.
The years seem to have no consequence,
And I am once again
Soaking up God’s goodness,
Like the brown earth after rain.
My cross is not so heavy
When view in morning light,
And I can face by day the thoughts
I could not bear at night.
It’s only in believing that
God shares my narrow way;
That I can keep the best in life,
And throw the rest away.
It’s all in how you look at life
That tells the final tale;
How well you measures up decides
If you win or fail.
So when I wake each morning,
Though I can’t see His face,
I know God walks beside me,
And the world’s a better place.

Can I?

Can I?

Red Hearts

 

Rain drops pitter, patter on the roof,
As I look into your eyes,
The touch of your gentle caress,
Makes me want so much to forget,
The crazy world outside.

When you say that you love me,
Do you really mean it,
Or is it just another lie?
Is this love reunion,
Or another betrayal?
Can I trust you to be true?

If I give you my heart,
Will you protect it?
Or will you just tear it apart,
And leave me standing in the dark?
My heart wants to receive you,
I want so much to believe in you,
Can I?

 

Live Life

Live Life

What do you do when your plans go asunder?
What do you do when they all come to naught?
you pick up the pieces, you brush off the dust,
You stop for a moment and cry if you must,
You smile through the tear drops and try to be brave,
Then you move on forward to battle the next wave.

Life is sometimes a battlefield where,
Only the toughest survive.
Life comes with problems we all must try to overcome,
Don’t dwell too much on the problems,
Lest you forget how to have fun.

Everyday presents an opportunity for you to begin
To write a new chapter in your book of life,
Cherish every moment, take the bitter with the sweet,
Let your book be bright and colorful,
Take the time to make it great.
When you grow old cherish those moments,
And remember that when your chapter
In this book of life is over,
For someone else it just begins.

‘Maybe’

‘Maybe’

It is funny how dreams can vanish,
right before our eyes,
We create this perfect picture,
of how life is supposed to be,
But it is all in our child’s mind,
For we grow up and discover,
What we had envisioned was just a fairy tale,
And that in life there are a few yes’s and a lot of maybe’s.

Maybe I’ll finish high school,
At the top of my class,
Maybe I’ll graduate college with honors,
Maybe I’ll get that job I so badly want,
Maybe I’ll find that perfect someone,
Maybe some day we will get married,
Maybe someday I’ll get my dream house,
Maybe, Maybe.

Nothing in life is certain,
no matter how carefully you plan,
And it doesn’t take much,
To upset your plans,
And shatter your dreams,
And turn your yes’s into maybe’s.