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Be Still and Know that I Am God

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Be not weary Oh! my soul
Even though dark the days, I must toil

Surrender total self to Him
Tell Him of the things within
In the quietness of the moment
Lies a peace that no man knoweth
Less he dies to self and shows it

Angels lovingly do abound
Near to thee and all around
Dear to thee thy Saviour’s plea

Kindness show to one another
Now, this moment, sister .. brother
Only does this … lay our life open
When we carry our cross, not our burden

To our dearest Heavenly Father
Hymns and praises do we falter
All is lying bare, unraveled
Tell Him all that tugs on heart-strings

Isolated, lonely, beaten, mistreated

Anger burns from deepest reaches
Marveling at the healing He teaches

Gone our worry, sin and heartache
Only to Him be the glory, for His sake
Drowning in harmony of sweet, wondrous pureness

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

SAYING GOODBYE FOR NOW …. and I CRIED FOR HELP, YOU LIFTED ME (A Song) …. and Fragrance from the Spring

To my dearest blogging friends,
I feel the time has now come to have a rest from posting. My reason for leaving is that I find I am becoming increasingly consumed by writing and the time it takes to type up so many poems etc and complete the posting, then read everybody’s posts (feel bad if I don’t), reply etc etc etc … you all know what I mean … it’s taking a toll on my health spending so much time in front of the computer and I didn’t realize this until I recently had a week away from it and then started back and my symptoms became worse. This breaks my heart, as I have so much more to share and many, many more photos just taken; but it burdens me more and the sadness runs deep because I feel like I am no longer sharing what the Lord has given me to share. I am trusting that this is His leading and His timing is always perfect.  I have had such a rewarding time corresponding with such beautiful people and if I may mention just a few … Doug, Heidi, Skye, Callie, Sarah, Betty Jo, Kimmy, Sue, Angela, Deborah Ann, Sharon, Cubby, Ani, Wendy, Teresa (sorry if I’ve missed anyone who regularly visits) … to all of you mentioned here and everyone else, I am forever grateful for your friendship, encouragement and love. I pray that I will return to poetrycottage one day and continue on this journey; but for now I am leaving these two last posts with you … one a song, the other an acrostic.

I still have my website http://www.poetrycottage.com and will still keep the personalized poems available should anyone be interested. Anyone wanting to stay in contact please email me at poetrycottage(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sending my love and hugs to all who have shared this blogging dream … may the Lord bless you, your loved ones and your gift of writing. I am going to miss you all dearly.

Liana xxx

I Cried for Help, You Lifted MeNote the expression on the left seagull’s face, so sad, broken, bereft … there’s bondage around its foot … the other is striding so gracefully, confident … its free … free from the bondage of man.  May we be likewise by the grace of God … free from the bondage of man.

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I CRIED FOR HELP, YOU LIFTED ME (A Song)
Chorus
Keep me in the present, Lord
Lift these weary feet
Keep me in Your presence, Lord
Where my faith, Your love meet

I oft did go awandering
My footsteps missed the turn
I cried for help, You lifted me
Sat me by Your feet to learn

Chorus
Keep me in the present, Lord
Lift these weary feet
Keep me in Your presence, Lord
Where my faith, Your love meet

I love You Lord, this heart is Yours
And what becomes, will be
Please tie our hearts together, Lord
With chords of healing melody

Chorus
Keep me in the present, Lord
Lift these weary feet
Keep me in Your presence, Lord
Where my faith, Your love meet

I trust You Lord, Your word secure
Forever, now, eternal, blessed
Stretch out Your arms, hold me close
This child will then find rest

Chorus
Keep me in the present, Lord
Lift these weary feet
Keep me in Your presence, Lord
Where my faith, Your love meet

Yes, keep me and hold me Lord
In Love’s bleeding heart of the King
Keep me in Your presence, Lord
Two hearts beating with fragrance from the Spring

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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Following the footsteps
R
ose petals on my path
A
ll strewn about so prettily
G
uarded with the breath of life
R
aise the perfect question
A
ching in my soul
N
earer to Thy heart You lead
C
aught in worldly turbulence
E
ver will You hold?

Fragrance from the Spring so pure
R
ims my puzzled way
O
nly through Thy dying breath
M
y end has become my beginning

Thorns amidst the petals now
H
ide mingled underfoot
E
verything is better now, ‘cause Thy fragrance of love abounds

Springs of joy well up inside
P
ride takes a tumble downwards
R
usted cracks in a distant life gone by
I
nstead of cutting relentlessly, painfully
N
ow are filled by the Potter’s hand
G
one forever, ‘cause He’s restored me by His sweet healing hand

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth