FEAR NOT

blue flowers

I lie awake
My heart is beating
It sings a song
I know it’s waiting
To hear the voice
Of One who loves me
I must be still
Oh heart, be still

Be still from fear
Still from dread
Still from wondering
What’s going on in my head
Still from the trials
Of everyday life
Be still and receive
Be still, receive

’Cause my God has given me
Straight from His heart
So many promises of Fear Nots

Fear Not, a beautiful flower
Full of perfume, and lingering fragrance
Held together in heavenly bunch
Forever, and ever with scarlet red ribbon
Bound to sweet Forget-Me-Not

I know I am loved, I must fear not
I am not abandoned, no, I am not forgotten
He’s planted His gift
Of Fear Nots, Forget-Me-Nots
Deep within the stillness of this willing, waiting heart

© 2019 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

A PRAYER FOR THESE TRYING TIMES

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Heavenly Father,

In the mighty healing name of Jesus, I come to You oh Lord, in this great hour of need, lifting all who are hurting unto You. Knowing that only You can answer every one of their needs. Needs lifted by them in prayer for themselves, their loved ones, or others. Those too weak to pray. Those who have given up because they have prayed once, or many a time, and not seen an answer. Please make Yourself real to them. May Your Living Water wash and cleanse every wound, and may Your Healing Balm be poured in. Into the depths of wounds created long, long ago, yesterday, or even today. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. May doors that have been closed and locked for so long, be opened. May doors that have not been able to be closed, slam shut. All according to Your will in each life Lord. May tears be dried, may tears be released. May chains be broken off fear, sadness, depression, betrayal, hopelessness, indecision, abandonment, confusion. Father, You sent Your only begotten Son to take our place, a place of emptiness, darkness, destruction, terror. In their place, His death and shed blood bought us fullness, light, wholeness, peace. Oh Lord, may this prayer find its way into broken homes, broken families, broken hearts, breaking hearts. With You there is fullness of joy, love, forgiveness, a very present help in time of need. Today Lord, today, help us to hear Your voice. Your voice calling our name. Calling us unto You through the beautiful name of Jesus. The Way, the Truth, the Life. For those who are questioning Your existence, for those who have denied You before, ignored You, run from You, at a crossroad in their life, may today be the day of salvation. No sin is too great for them not to be forgiven. No filth too horrid for Your cleansing. No disease too far gone for restoration. No relationship too scarred for renewal. Forgiveness and healing, because today is the day of salvation. Today. Today. Today. Right now. May hearts and lives be surrendered upon reading these words. This prayer. Lifted in faith that lives will be changed, and that You will be given the glory. Another child, children, for the Kingdom of God. Have mercy upon us Lord. It is not Thy will that any perish, and You are no respecter of persons. There is healing in Your wings. Call us under Your wings Lord, where there is safety. Safety from the wrath to come. Safety from the destruction all around us. Seen and unseen. Safety from deception. From evil. Oh Lord, deliver us. In Christ Jesus we are free. In His name there is life. Life forevermore. Nothing is impossible for You. Thank you Father for answered prayer in the precious name of Jesus and through the power of Holy Spirit.

Amen and Amen.

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

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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

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 brought 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

THE SHIP OF WELLNESS (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus

Sailing over the ocean grand

Sights set beyond what I can see

I am the captain of this here ship

Steering with the words that flee

Flee out of a joyous heart

On course for prosperity

 

A life cradled in safety

A life with no fear

Knowing that I’m not alone

That Jesus is here

 

Oceans roll, and seabirds cry

Songs fragrance the wind

As white sails mirror the clouds

A new life begins

 

I’m on the ship of wellness

Abundantly free

Sickness is tossed overboard

Bye captivity

 

Chorus

Sailing over the ocean grand

Sights set beyond what I can see

I am the captain of this here ship

Steering with the words that flee

Flee out of a joyous heart

On course for prosperity

 

And I declare I am rich

Rich in God’s mercy

And I declare I am healed

Grave clothes out to sea

 

I sail through the trials of life

Sheltered in His arms

Picturing the grand old ship

Safe from every harm

 

Yes, free to sail wherever

His Spirit does lead

No bondage to weigh me down

Healing is decreed

 

Chorus

Sailing over the ocean grand

Sights set beyond what I can see

I am the captain of this here ship

Steering with the words that flee

Flee out of a joyous heart

On course for prosperity

 

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Inspired by …

HE IS IN THE DELAYS (Song Lyrics)

seagulls waiting for fog to lift
Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

He’s in the delays when you’re hurt
He’s in the delays when you’re sad
He’s in the delays of waiting
Waiting for your heart to be glad

Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

He’s in the delays of sorrow
He’s in the delays of love lost
He’s in the delays of silence
Silence when your tears are like frost

Bridge
Faith’s tune will never leave you
Faith’s tune will pour in new strength
Faith’s tune wraps your heart in love
God’s love with height, depth and length

And Winter covers His footsteps
But don’t give up, You’ll find Him there
Soon Spring will melt every trial
And blossoms will fragrance the air

Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

GIVE ME A HEART TO LOVE YOU, LORD (A Prayerful Song) … Please listen


GIVE ME A HEART TO LOVE YOU, LORD

Give me a heart to love You, Lord
A heart that will always care
Care when I can’t feel Your presence, Lord
But knows You’re forever there

Give me a heart that can love You, Lord
A heart that without You can’t love
Love when the skies are in darkness, Lord
But knows the sweet blessings above

Give me a heart that is able, Lord
To love You unconditionally
Something I could never do, Lord
Unless Your Spirit’s made His home in me

Oh! Give me a heart to love You, Lord
As only Love’s love can love
Bind it with chords of tenderness, Lord
Lift it heavenward on the wings of the Dove

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Beautiful vocals by Kathleen … http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com/

A Time to Sing, A Time to Dance: Song Lyrics of Love, Hope and Encouragement (my new book)

A TIME TO SING, A TIME TO DANCE: Song Lyrics of Love, Hope and Encouragement – Howarth, Liana Wendy | 9798536081938 | Amazon.com.au | Books

A compilation of some of my song lyrics … more to come 🙂 The cover is a section of a painting I did inspired by a beautiful photo taken by Kate of http://www.quinceandmulberrystudios.com.au of our youngest daughter’s engagement a few years ago.

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