YOUR ASSISTANCE IN MY RESISTANCE

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I look around
Where, where am I going?
I can’t hear Your voice
I don’t seem to be growing
Oh! Lord, come rescue me
Inside my head I’m groaning
Fed up with merry-go-round existence
And You’re growing weary of my resistance??
Come rescue me

Son, daughter, oh! thou searching one
You’re rescued so stop looking back
Reach your hand a little further
I’m waiting, My heart is not slack
I’m waiting, there’s nothing I lack
No, there’s nothing, nothing I lack

Where are You Lord?
Your footsteps are hidden
I’m crying inside
And the tears are forbidden
Oh! Lord come rescue me
I’m trapped, and so guilt-ridden
How can I keep surviving the distance?
Only through Your love, power and assistance
Come rescue me

Son, daughter, oh! thou searching one
You’re rescued so stop looking back
Reach your hand a little further
I’m waiting, My heart is not slack
I’m waiting, there’s nothing I lack
No, there’s nothing, nothing I lack

So You are here?
Really, truly with me?
Lord, the cloud is gone
Enabling me to now see
Oh! Lord, You rescued me
And in You I can now be
More faithful in my love and persistence
And hear Your sweet voice at heaven’s insistence

At peace as the sun scatters all my fears
And new revelation dries all of my tears
You rescued me, You rescued me
Reached down, and I reached up
But only because, and only because
Your hand lifted mine to entwine with Yours
And turned my mourning into jubilant cheers
Turned my mourning into jubilant cheers

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV

WHEN JOY CAME A-CALLING (Me Singing the Song of a Happy Heart) … HAPPY NEW YEAR

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I’m being very brave here … singing for all the world to see. I could pick out all of the flaws; but I won’t. I had fun singing it (I did try to do it again; but it just wasn’t the same. Sometimes ‘perfection’ is just not meant to be). My prayer is that this will bring a smile, and a maybe a little flutter of joy, if but to one beating heart across this vast place we call home.

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Oh! When joy came a-calling
’Twas such a beautiful day
’Cause my heart’s joy had left me
Now it’s back and here to stay

This happy heart rejoices
This happy heart, it sings
This happy heart remembers
The joy-bells that it rings

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Oh! When joy came a-calling
’Twas such a beautiful day
’Cause my heart’s joy had left me
Now it’s back and here to stay

This happy heart releases
This happy heart, it brings
This happy heart renounces
Blueness no longer clings

Chorus
Oh! When joy came a-calling
’Twas such a beautiful day
’Cause my heart’s joy had left me
Now it’s back and here to stay

This happy heart’s reclining
This happy heart, it springs
This happy heart reconciles
With the heart of my King’s

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Joy, it leaves
Sometimes for a season
Then it returns
And brings with it
Love and peace and healing
Yes, sweet love and peace and healing

This happy heart reconfirms
This happy heart has wings
This happy heart reaffirms
This happy, happy heart

Chorus
Oh! When joy came a-calling
’Twas such a beautiful day
’Cause my heart’s joy had left me
Now it’s back and here to stay

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Happy New Year Everyone

ON THE EVE OF A MIRACLE (A New Christmas Song with Lyrics)

On the eve of a miracle
When hopelessness cried silently
The people’s hearts, they were breaking
Waiting for promised liberty

So many years had passed them by
Each Mother, Father shared the news
But life grew harder, tears fell too
Where is He, the King of the Jews

Chorus
On the eve of a miracle
We’ve been wanting help to come
Others have said it’s impossible
There’s nothing can be done
But just look up, the answer’s on its way
And one day soon, we’ll sing
This is the eve of our miracle day
He loves us too, it’s our miracle day

Then pure love shone forth one dark night
Salvation wrapped in perfection
He appeared; but they didn’t know
He was sent for adoration

Oh! Little Babe of Bethlehem
They desired to seek Your sweet face
Forgive them not recognizing
Heaven’s gift of mercy and grace

Chorus
On the eve of a miracle
We’ve been wanting help to come
Others have said it’s impossible
There’s nothing can be done
But just look up, the answer’s on its way
And one day soon, we’ll sing
This is the eve of our miracle day
He loves us too, it’s our miracle day

When eyes were shut, they couldn’t see
Or know what they were waiting for
Open eyes Lord, that we may see
The promises You have in store

And so it is, for us today
Longing for light in the dark night
And longing for needs to be met
Body, soul and spirit tonight

Chorus
On the eve of a miracle
We’ve been wanting help to come
Others have said it’s impossible
There’s nothing can be done
But just look up, the answer’s on its way
And one day soon, we’ll sing
This is the eve of our miracle day
He loves us too, it’s our miracle day
Yes, He loves us too, it’s our miracle day

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

HAGAR: REDISCOVERING THE GOD WHO SEES ME … AN AMAZING BIBLE STUDY

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I am sure most of you are familiar with the Bible story of Hagar (Genesis 16). His wife’s young maid, whom Abraham supposed would fulfill his desire to carry out God’s promise, and give him a son, thus keeping the family tree alive (his wife’s idea).

I would like to share this wonderful study by Shadia Hrichi with you. https://www.shadiahrichi.com/hagar/

If you’ve ever wondered where is God, does He see me, does He even care???? … then this is for you.

Shadia weaves the reader on a beautiful healing path through the wilderness of loneliness, rejection, hurts and disappointments. She gives us glimpses into her own life too. So often, we see someone mention in God’s Word and move on. With Hagar, there is so much I’ve learnt. The depth of this study is incredible. One wants to keep reading as it is exciting wondering where you will be led next. I’ve yet to reach the end; but I know from what I’ve read, I’m sure I’ll do it again.

If you want to find yourself in the embracing arms of the One who infinitely has always loved you, and always will, and know that HE DOES SEE YOU, CARE FOR YOU, AND WANT THE VERY BEST FOR YOU … Please consider delving into this book of treasures. You won’t regret it.

See how you are woven into His beautiful story …

YOU FOUND ME BY THE WELL OF DESPAIR (Song Lyrics)

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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 Liana Wendy Howarth

I’M WAITING BY THE POOL OF HEALING (Song Lyrics)

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I’m waiting by the pool of healing
Waiting for someone to lift me in
Watching others, they go before me
They are healed and I’m waiting still; but
In my greatest need as the tears fall
Jesus can heal before I go in

So many years I’ve waited
Blindly trying many paths
Always hoping that it would be my turn
But alas, others had the joys and laughs

Day after day after day
Month after month after year
Wallowing in much concealed self-pity
Kept in bondage by hidden lies and fear

Feeling disheartened and sad
Wondering how to go on
Able to read of His grace and mercy
But still unable to sing my heart’s song

Chorus
I’m waiting by the pool of healing
Waiting for someone to lift me in
Watching others, they go before me
They are healed and I’m waiting still; but
In my greatest need as the tears fall
Jesus can heal before I go in

But then one day the light shone
Shone though it never had dimmed
The light was always upon His sweet Word
And now my heart saw what my eyes had skimmed

I went to the healing pool
Again nothing had it changed
But there for the first time I met Jesus
Who’d come searching for me where I now laid

And as He said to this child
Child, do you want to be well
I answered and said, I’m listening dear Lord
Only You can lift from this place I fell

My heart listened
My eyes glistened
My Saviour lent down in love
I’m here for you now
And I’ve always been
I’ve just waited for you to look above

Rise, take up your bed and walk
And in His strength I could do
Something that years had prevented me from
Rising up, going forth into things new

Chorus
Oh! I waited by the pool of healing
Waited for someone to lift me in
Watched others, they went before me
They were healed and I no longer wait; ’cause
In my greatest need as the tears fell
Jesus healed me before I went in

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

I’M SO THANKFUL

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Good morning Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit
It’s a beautiful, beautiful day
And when I survey Your wondrous creation
I’ll never run out of things to say

I’m so thankful that You first loved me
I’m so thankful You opened my eyes and caused me to see
I’m so thankful you’re healing my broken heart
I’m so thankful Lord, You’re restoring me

Each morning as dawn’s light breaks forth with new song
Whether grey skies forebode or sweet blush
I know as I step in tune with Your leading
Storms may come; but with You they will hush

I’m so thankful that You first loved me
I’m so thankful You opened my eyes and caused me to see
I’m so thankful you’re healing my broken heart
I’m so thankful Lord, You’re restoring me

And because You first loved me, I can love You
Myself and others too, Your command
See my living Saviour in Thy precious Word
And with healed heart, feel Your loving hand

Thankful Lord, I’m so thankful
Your love reaches to my very depths
Fills me with expectation
Dispelling every fear
Oh! Lord I’m forever grateful
You have promised to be near
And so I step into this brand new day
Lifting my voice with joyous cheer

© 2016 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Today a Little Part of Me Flew Away

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Today a little part of me flew away
Tears
I’d been watching from a distance
Watching your mumma and papa
Lovingly build a safe place for you
Little by little the little nest grew
Upon a solid foundation, they took it in turns
Bringing perfect substance day by day
Until one day, your home was ready
I watched as they swooped our inquisitive kitten
Guarding over your delicate shells bearing life
As if your very life depended upon it
And it did
They sat upon you so faithfully
Smothering you with love
Then one day, life broke free
Little by little you grew
Into the sweetest little twins
And mumma and papa loved you so much
I saw little open mouths, always fed
I saw gifts of creation, love and tenderness
Then you were all grown up, and sitting upon the edge
Day by day I watched and waited
Not wanting you to leave
I took this photo yesterday
I’m so pleased I did
Because today, you’re no longer there
I missed saying goodbye
Today you are gone
Today a little part of me flew away
Joy in tears
’Cause I know you are safe
And that which flew away
Has been replaced with a gentleness
Thankfulness and love for my Father, my heavenly Father

Mumma’s still hanging around though
Maybe your siblings are soon to arrive
And again, sweet life will bless both them
And me
As I see His beautiful hand of love
Reach out, just outside our bedroom door

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

I’LL SEND COMFORT ACROSS YOUR PATH (Song Lyrics)

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I’ve seen you crying so many times
The bottle I hold is nearly full
My child, I’m soon placing My rainbow
Across the skies in your heart so dull

You’ve battled across the deepest sea
Even the waves threatened to hide you
But still I was there and all along
Holy Spirit was leading you through

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Trust in Me and in Me only
I’ll send comfort across your path
Keep your eyes in My direction
And you’ll know safety with My staff

I saw you when your arms where flailing
I heard you when you had no strength to cry
I knew and held every last weakness
And I bound you so you wouldn’t die

Yes there’s a safe path, it’s just for you
And I laid it before you knew me
For to bring you through the storms of life
In wholeness and healed completely

Chorus
Trust in Me and in Me only
I’ll send comfort across your path
Keep your eyes in My direction
And you’ll know safety with My staff

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

My Heart, It Goes Awandering

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I seem to have lost a little part of me
The part which hears His small, still voice
So I searched across oceans wide
In mountain depths, I have no choice

I seem to have lost a little part of me
The pool from which sweet joy, it flows
My heart, it goes awandering
Where it goes, only the Lord knows

I seem to have lost a little part of me
Where love fills me to completeness
I’ve turned my back on all that’s safe
Traded His truth for emptiness

I seem to have lost a little part of me
Where teardrops beat a path to fill
Where silence sounds so deafening
Where help seems so absent and still

I seem to have lost a little part of me
Maybe this trial has an ending
In times of impending defeat
’Tis only He, my heart mending

I seem to have found that vital part of me
That part that beats the tune of love
The only reason I found it
Letting go, it fell from above

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth