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PLEASE HUG THEM (My Prayer And Song For All Who Are Going Through Extreme Trials)

I dedicate this precious song to all who are trapped or feel like they are trapped in circumstances beyond their control. Particularly, surrounding the virus atm. I think of any areas of natural disaster, abuse, addictions, hunger, thirst, loneliness, homelessness, unemployment, sickness, loss of loved ones, any situation where you’ve lost all hope …

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PLEASE HUG THEM (for those who are hurting)
Tears are welling up inside
I see so much around me
Turmoil, sadness, unbelief
Too much for this heart to see

Children crying, some dying
Hunger, thirst, poverty
No love given, no love there
Vacant eyes stare distantly

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away

Women lost without their homes
Men despair without income
Families torn, separated
Floods, fires and storms make them numb

Watching death take victory
Among them that are so close
Feeling left behind and worthless
Overwhelmed by each new dose

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away

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Hug them as they’ve never been hugged before
Hug them till love opens heaven’s door
Hug them till their knees lower to the floor
And with joy they praise and adore

So that is why I cry now
And stand before You broken
Release them from emptiness
Let Love be heard and spoken

All Your creatures are groaning
And nothing can stay the same
Daily there is tragedy
Lord, reveal Your great Name

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away
And take their pain away

Lyrics © 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth (with some changes from original by Kathleen)
Beautifully sung by Kathleen http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Illness, Inspiration, Love, Trials & Blessings

Words of Comfort …

DAILY HUGS FOR THOSE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS


Sometimes the gentle breeze of the morning holds the sweet melody of blessings on the way
We have no idea what the day will hold; but if we let that breeze wash over us, our trials will be softened
‘Cause little butterflies of hope will stay with us
Little butterflies trapped within the songs released

Sometimes the one giving the hugs will be the one needing a hug

When you feel the same day after day after day and symptoms just won’t let up …. smile, ’cause you could feel much worse

Look through your tears and see the rainbow … there is always something you can be thankful for

“Oh! I’m sheltering in the shadows of His everlasting arms
I may feel defeated
But by faith I’ll carry on
Yes by faith, I’ll carry on”

When you feel like your life is a blank canvas compared to those who surround you, always remember that there is Someone who can beautifully take the “im” out of impossible and make all things possible, Someone who can paint the most glorious life story and place you in the starring role.

DAILY HUGS FOR THOSE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS


Try not to be offended or too upset when receiving comments or bearing frustrations from those who just don’t understand. They may be your loved ones, friends or a passersby, their words may hurt and hurt deep; but they really cannot understand unless they’ve been through it themselves or are in the midst of it … I know it’s not easy

‘Tis only when in the valley of illness that the mountain seems insurmountable
‘Tis only when you take that first step toward it, that it will loom so much larger
‘Tis only when you begin to climb and take control (don’t give up) that what rises before you, diminishes
‘Tis only when you reach the top
that hope rejoices,
pain is captured,
you’re no longer captive to the suffering
and
you’ll finally realize how far you have come
May you be strengthened to be able to take that first step …
(please know that by ‘step’ I mean leap of faith and not physically stepping … I understand that many of you with chronic, invisible illness are unable to walk or do so with much difficulty)

May every tear make you stronger, every setback give you the courage to push further forward and in every moment of pain, may you be comforted
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4 KJV

Dear hurting ones, my heart sheds a little part of me knowing that there are some of you who feel absolutely hopeless, or that the circumstances you find yourself in seem hopeless. I know what it feels like to lose so much all at once when one finds themselves in the ‘too hard box’ of invisible illness … so many areas of your life snatched away in one ‘where did that come from’ swoop … your life is totally changed and fight against it you may; but you must allow the ‘resting’ phase of your life to strengthen and validate who you truly are
… you are loved

DAILY HUGS FOR THOSE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS


Your life is unfolding into something beautiful even though you may feel that you are too heavy laden with tears to hold yourself together … let those tears refresh and restore you
“Today we live what we shaped yesterday and dream for tomorrow
… so may the rosebuds of yesterday be the blooms for today and the fragrance of tomorrow”

If you are caught in the pounding of waves upon the seashore and the security of land forever seems unattainable, just remember the serene, inner beauty that is hidden beneath the ever-changing surface … there is wondrous life abundant, unseen … the same that is in your heart amidst the anxiousness and sometimes hopelessness of invisible illness … hope, when your heart is captured by the love of those who share your pain

Sometimes a tree of despair is broken apart by relentless winds and torrential downpours; but through its pain and as it bows down, rays of sunshine often find their way through the surrendered openings and fall upon those huddled in its shadow …

(When we need comfort and are given comfort, it is given to overflowing that we may, in our very real understanding, comfort those who walk beside us upon the road of affliction) …

“Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 KJV

DAILY HUGS FOR THOSE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS


IMAGINE THAT YOUR HEALING IS A ROSE … NOW EACH THORN YOU HAVE TO CLIMB TO REACH THAT BEAUTIFUL FRAGRANCE WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER AND STRONGER EACH DAY … DON’T LOSE HOPE … YOU WILL BLOOM AGAIN

DON’T EVER BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE THE ILLNESS YOU HAVE IS INVISIBLE, THAT HEALING WILL NEVER BE VISIBLE

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Love, Songs

YOUR BANNER SINGS SWEET LOVE

heart of love

I’m so thankful
For what You’ve done for me
Healed and forgiven
You have set me free

For so many years
I had struggled
To find my identity
Searching midst the ruins
Of what I’d done to me

That’s what I believed
Deep in my thoughts
Something I had, hadn’t done
Kept me from being free
And knowing what was won

Yet, You Lord, waited
Waited for me
For me to see, know the truth
To understand, believe
Not live in lies of youth

It’s been a journey
Of love searching
And gently leading, You called
Waiting for love to hear
With you ‘I am enthralled’

Little by little
Thought by thought
Love poured down from above
Mist finally cleared
Your banner sings sweet love

Oh! I’m so thankful
For what You’ve done for me
Healed and forgiven
You have set me free

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Inspiration, Love, The Beauty of Creation, Trials & Blessings

I SEE YOUR LOVE

I see Your love in the morning light
Shining through the leaves
The birds are singing
It’s fresh new day
I love You Lord
Please light my way

I see Your love in the noon-day sun
Warmth upon my skin
Flowers glistening
Dew invisible
I love You Lord
Your love fills full

I see Your love in the night-time breeze
Softness, sunset hues
Silhouettes scatter
Deep echoes calling
I love You Lord
All forgiving

I see Your love all day and night long
Always by my side
Through the joys and tears
Eyes deflecting strife
I love You Lord
For my sweet life

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Love, Songs, Trials & Blessings

YOU FOUND ME BY THE WELL OF DESPAIR … (Please Listen and Be Blessed)

plant growing in desert

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You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

Sometimes You lovingly lead us
Away from all things that we know
Take us to places far away
You lead us, a new life to show

We think it’s for us, this leading
To lift us from adversity
But we reach the destination
And sense loss of security

And then You bring a hurting one
They meet us by the water’s edge
And all that You’ve ever shown us
Flows, and washes away pain’s hedge

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

We cry oh! Lord, why is this so
We’re struggling, we need help as well
Now there’s more brokenness to heal
But that’s when You say, ‘All is well’

I’ve already lifted you out
Out of the dark well of despair
Your purging is done, you are free
’Tis for them that I bought you here

And I will come, deliver them
Bring forth life from the seeds you’ve sown
And in your sweet obedience
Richer days, I will walk you home

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

© 2017 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Lyrics Liana Wendy Howarth

Beautiful, healing voice and recording, Kathleen http://www.Kathleensfaithwalk.com

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Loss, Trials & Blessings

I WILL DRY YOUR TEARS (Song Lyrics)

depression loneliness man

Are there tears, deeply hidden
Locked away from those you know
Are they trapped, chained, in bondage
Waiting patiently to flow

Were they abandoned, unloved
Or recklessly thrown aside
Did your heart refuse to hold
What emotions should have cried

Chorus
Come to Me, all broken-hearted
Come to Me, I’ll help you shed
All the pain, lost dreams, and sadness
Replace it with the Living Bread
I will sustain you
I will love you
Help you to surrender what doesn’t bring hope
And all the while, throughout the journey
Walls will come down
Tears will come forth
Healing, delivering
Healing, forgiving
Then I’ll dry those tears, come rest your head

How long have they suppressed joy
How long have they been silent
Can you endure much longer
It’s time for walls to be rent

Come to the altar, dear child
And lay your brokenness down
Your tears will be dried with love
You’ll receive My joyous crown

Chorus
Come to Me, all broken-hearted
Come to Me, I’ll help you shed
All the pain, lost dreams, and sadness
Replace it with the Living Bread
I will sustain you
I will love you
Help you to surrender what doesn’t bring hope
And all the while, throughout the journey
Walls will come down
Tears will come forth
Healing, delivering
Healing, forgiving
Then I’ll dry those tears, come rest your head

Come to the altar, dear child
And lay your brokenness down
Your tears will be dried with love
You’ll receive My joyous crown

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Promise, Songs, Trials & Blessings

FAITH WALKS ON (Song Lyrics)

Inspired by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiCtLT-natk

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Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

When that mountain rises sharply before you
When that mountain is hidden in dark, thick mist
When it seems as though your mountain is on fire
Stand strong dear brother and dear sister, resist

Resist the temptation to keep on circling
Going round and round looking for health restored
You’ve told that mountain to be no more, no more
So move on, walk on, your faith is on record

Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

I hear you cry, I need help, I can’t move on
This burden’s too great, it has me tightly bound
It’s all I can remember, it’s been so long
Even forgotten I was lost and then found

Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

You can do this, my friend, just take one small step
Turn your ears to hear the voice of your Saviour
He knows your affliction, He knows your sorrows
In His name take that step through the open door

’Cause He’s already defeated every foe
He’s not going to let that mountain defeat you
So stand tall, believe, let your heart beat with His
Just pray, give thanks, and then you’ll walk on anew

Oh! Faith walks on
Sweet faith doesn’t doubt
Faith walks on
Doesn’t keep turning round about
Faith walks on
Can you hear the blessed song
’Cause when faith walks on
You’ll know you’ve been delivered all along
You’ve been delivered all along

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity

HIS LOVE KNOWN

Beautiful words from my dear brother in Christ, Gary …

THE BOOK OF CALLING HOME

HIS LOVE KNOWN

Higher than the heavens

Kindness revealed and now made known

His Love fills, resonates within the human heart and soul

He covers with Messiah’s unshakeable Peace,

My Creator’s Hand of unending Love

The One who “counts the stars and gives names to all of them”;

The unsearchable Greatness of His Father

“Who so loved the world”

And offered His only Son in Sacrificial Covenant

On the Holy Cross of surrender to humility and Eternal Justice

Shown completely in His Life of Love

Every droplet poured out for Earthly generations of sinful mankind!

To begin to be faithful like Him

To eat and drink His Spirit Life given

Hunger and thirst for righteousness a blessing

Oneness experienced in Love and Peace and Truth;

Divine Power of the Holy Spirit consumes, enables

Given to us

That we might live a new life

Foreknown for each one

The Kingdom of…

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FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN (Song Lyrics)

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And as I sing songs of thanksgiving
You breathe joy into all I’m living
You’ve taken my sins, all forgiving
My life in Yours Jesus, believing
I’m falling in love again

So many trials You’ve brought me through
So many I’m unaware
Of ways in which Your providence
Brings sweet endings which we share

And I’m falling in love again
With the Word who made me whole
Draw me into Your waiting arms
Heal me spirit, body, soul

Chorus
And as I sing songs of thanksgiving
You breathe joy into all I’m living
You’ve taken my sins, all forgiving
My life in Yours Jesus, believing
I’m falling in love again

Walk with me, talk with me, and stay
Always, be close by my side
Tell me of wondrous things You’ve done
Reveal this place I can hide

Lead me beside the still waters
Where all turmoil drifts away
Make me lay down in pastures green
Open my blind eyes this day

Chorus
And as I sing songs of thanksgiving
You breathe joy into all I’m living
You’ve taken my sins, all forgiving
My life in Yours Jesus, believing
I’m falling in love again

And I’m falling in love again
I feel Your arms around me
I hear Your still voice, so gentle
Lifting me so I can see

O Jesus, You didn’t have to
Hang on the cross that dark day
Die for me, take away my sin
But it was the only way

And forever, I’ll be thankful
That Jesus, You chose to stay
That Jesus, You chose to stay

© 2018 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Songs, Trials & Blessings

THE SHEEP OF YOUR PASTURE (Song Lyrics)

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You draw us into the heart of love
From a life of darkness, void of love
We hear a gentle whisper, a call
Finding ourselves face to face, we fall

Fall into life, never before breathed
Our restless hearts are no longer grieved
Hope arises, salvation is birthed
Moving through Spirit from cursed to blessed

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

A moment in time, already planned
Something so wonderful, something grand
You spoke, a new creature came alive
And then joy sprung forth, joy to revive

A journey begins, a babe in Christ
We learn of a pure Lamb sacrificed
Each day brings us a revelation
As we read Your Word, jubilation

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

Then come storms and trials, we question
Where we dwell in Your resurrection
Digging deeper Your light shines upon
You then show us that we have been won

And because of Jesus, we are safe
To live as good wheat, no longer chaff
All has been placed lovingly inside
Wholeness, healing, forgiveness inside

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

‘So we Thy people and sheep of Thy pasture will give Thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth Thy praise to all generations’. Psalm 79:13

 

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Songs

WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THIS WORLD (Song Lyrics)

tree in fog at night

We are the light of this world
So why do we try and hide
We’re either followers of Jesus
Or being driven by the one who lied

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

We are the light of this world
In the True Vine we abide
Bringing forth truth, and fruit in season
Witnessing boldly with Him by our side

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

We are the light of this world
Because of the One who died
Lit from within, and cleansed from all sin
It is finished … It is finished, He cried

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth