Do You Feel Unloved?

23 Apr

Never let anyone tell you that you aren’t important.

We are all created equal and there is enough of God’s love for everyone to feel needed, loved, cherished, worthy.

Cry out to Him, lay your brokenness before Him and He will fill you to overflowing.

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

Are You at the End of Your Rope?

23 Apr

You may have come to the end of your rope
But always remember that where there is breath there is hope

Where there is breath there is hope
Surrender your need to cope
For there is Someone who loves you and deeply cares
And as you let go of the rope
He will lift you upon wings that bear
Bear you above all of life’s circumstances
That threaten to let go of you
Just let go of the rope
Give in, dear trampled one
And He will beautify you

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

A Leaf from the Vine …

22 Apr

There is a star hidden in every dark night. It hasn’t lost its beauty. Nothing about it has changed. Look for it. Break through the darkness and shine.

THE DAY IS BEAUTIFUL (A Song of Thankfulness)

21 Apr

THE DAY IS BEAUTIFUL

The day is beautiful
The day is beautiful
Must be like what
Heaven ‘twill be
The day is beautiful
The day is beautiful
I thank Thee dear Lord
For these eyes that see

See of Your glory, Lord
See of Your glory, Lord
My heart, it sings
In tune with Thee
See of Your glory, Lord
See of Your glory, Lord
Nature’s precious gifts
Reveal sweet mystery

Chorus
Yes ‘tis a beautiful day
And I can triumphantly say
Jesus is risen
Jesus is risen
And shed light on this beautiful day
Shed salvation’s light on my heart this day

Little birdies share their song
The flowers drink of the warmth
The sky reflects the ocean hue
The day is beautiful
I lift up Your praise on the beautiful day
All praise to God on this beautiful day

Chorus
Yes ‘tis a beautiful day
And I can triumphantly say
Jesus is risen
Jesus is risen
And shed light on this beautiful day
Shed salvation’s light on my heart this day

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

BECAUSE HE LOVES ME (A Song of Priceless Love)

20 Apr

Because He Loves MeInto the garden He went
Shed as it were great tears of blood
And He shed a drop for me
Shed a drop in anguish for me

Carried His cross
Which cut into bleeding wounds
And He bore more pain for me
In love bore pain and sickness for me

Raised in humiliation
Was scorned, mocked and jeered
And He watched sorrowfully over me
Watched sorrowfully in sorrow over me

Endured suffocating darkness, so alone
Time’s sin poured into Him
And He emptied my sin from me
Emptied completely the fall from me

Drew His last breath
Crushed, surrendered and torn
And He took that last breath for me
Took that last breath of love for me

Three days of stillness
Battle now over
And He slept wrapped in Father’s love for me
Slept in peace knowing what He’d done for me

Hallelujah, He rose triumphantly
He still bears those scars for me
And He had suffered to set me free
Yes He suffered to bring life eternal to me

And He followed the will of His Father
Yet being God
He could have changed His story
But He loved me so
Didn’t interrupt the flow
Of excruciating agony
To bring Himself glory

Because He loved me
Loves me still
Will forever love me
Gave of His life
Gave of His blood
Gave His sweet heart
For me, my story

Yes He was pallid, weak
And weakness shook Him
Drained of mortality
But He drank the cup of my helplessness
He lived, He died
Praise God He now lives for me

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

Rainbow

19 Apr

Rainbow

I sit beneath the Cross and cry
Knowing that the day of the Lord draweth nigh
I sit beneath the cross, the tears
Hold a rainbow of His Love …. quells fears

Red of blood that He hath shed
Thorns of crimson about His head
Orange of the sunlit darkness
Fragrance, sweet fragrance lifted upwards
Yellow flowers singing softly below Him
Drinking of warmth flowing from still limb
Green of life draining out for me
Newness of life a gift soon to see
Blue of the depths of His sadness within
Agony and suffering yet kept silent, our sin
Indigo of the time spent lovingly in death
Waiting for His set time to spring forth, new breath
And Violet, O Violet, kingly crown now adorns
Royal robes of sweet violet and joy on new morn

© 2012 – 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

Three Hours of Darkness

18 Apr

Three Hours of Darkness

Three hours of darkness,
How long can that be,
Struggling for breath,
Feeling alone on that tree.

Three hours of darkness,
The pain is growing stronger,
Voices mock and jeer,
Final breath won’t be much longer.

Three hours of darkness,
They do not see My anguish,
And yet My Heavenly Father,
His love He will not vanquish.

Sometimes I feel this darkness,
More than sometimes lately though,
My pain and misunderstanding,
I too often loudly show.

Help me dear Lord and Saviour,
To hold Your hand in rain and shine,
To suffer Your afflictions,
Mine will never feel like Thine.

For You bore the hurt of many,
And many more to come,
Me, it’s just me and mine,
And still the tears, my face is numb.

Oh! Help me wondrous Father,
To see my sadness in Jesus’ light,
He died that I might live,
He hurt, I hurt, He for me -
Mine only for a night.

My sorrow could never be,
Compared to that sorrow upon that tree,
So grant me grace enough to bear,
These three short hours of darkness here,
Which You have blessed and gifted me.

© 2012 – 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

I’VE BEEN IN THE VALLEY (A Song of Encouragement for Those Entering in, Already in, or Leaving)

16 Apr

I'VE BEEN IN THE VALLEY

Lord, there was a time
You walked me through the valley

But You have lifted me, yes me
Upon the mountain realm so high
Lifted me out of desperation
Lifted me from despair
And now my dearest Saviour
At last I breathe the mountain air
Feel new strength and life again
O sweet mountain air
O sweet mountain air

Chorus
O I’ve been in the valley
Where many have passed before in pain
Many are soon to enter this journey
And their life will never be the same

Yes, I’ve been in the valley
Where many tears washed the road that heals
Washed and released many a treasure
That only a walk in the valley reveals

Lord, it used to be
That I thought I’d never leave
Never escape this weary way
Where the birds were ever silent
And no sweet flower bloomed for me
Day and night, the turmoil
Kept me from sensing any love
Until You Lord, this illness rent
O You freed me, lifted me
And this illness rent
And this illness rent

Chorus
O I’ve been in the valley
Where many have passed before in pain
Many are soon to enter this journey
And their life will never be the same

Yes, I’ve been in the valley
Where many tears washed the road that heals
Washed and released many a treasure
That only a walk in the valley reveals

O I praised Him when the road was dim
I praise Him now, I praise, praise Him
I praise Him now, I praise, praise Him

Yes, I praised Him when the road was dim
And I praise Him now, I praise, praise Him
I praise Him now, I praise, praise Him

Lord, there was a time
You walked me through the valley

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

GRACE IS THE BRIDGE (A Song of Hope)

14 Apr

GRACE IS THE BRIDGE

Just the gift of Your grace
Is enough, is enough
Though I don’t see Your face
Face to face, face to face
Your grace is sufficient for me
Lord, Your grace is sufficient for me

Chorus
O how You love me
Cherish me
Cleanse me
O Your love floods me
Completes me
Completes me
Jesus, You complete me
And make me whole

When I’m unwell, feeling low
You bless me, You bless me
Send offerings of Your grace
Wrapped lovingly, wrapped freely
Your grace is sufficient for me
Lord, Your grace is sufficient for me

Chorus
O how You love me
Cherish me
Cleanse me
O Your love floods me
Completes me
Completes me
Jesus, You complete me
And make me whole

Bridge
Grace is the bridge
That will set you free
O grace is the bridge
Step upon and you’ll see
Gifts of His wonders
Gifts of His grace
Yes all of His love
Is etched deep in His face

Chorus
O how You love me
Cherish me
Cleanse me
O Your love floods me
Completes me
Completes me
Jesus, You complete me
And make me whole

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

Fragrance From The Spring – Liana Wendy Howarth

14 Apr

Originally posted on booklovers1:

These review has been in the making for over 6 months! It’s not that the poems were a struggle to get through, it’s quite the opposite in fact!!! Liana wrote so beautifully that I wanted to digest everything! Such beauty I know I will savour for the rest of my life! I hope you enjoy this review and that you will get this book. I know that it will inspire, encourage and uplift you!! (sorry Liana that it has taken to long!)

FragranceFragrance of the Spring is a wonderful, refreshing, inspiring and encouraging collection of poems, written by Liana Wendy Howarth. This book is broken up into several sections, the first one being aimed at children, the second one about joy, compassion and hope, the next
and the second more inspirational. I have decided to write this review whilst reading the book because I want to accurately capture and convey…

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