Tag Archives: forgiveness

In Silent Times

fishing boats on calm beach

In silent times of tears I pray
And listen closely for Your guiding voice
A voice of sweetness offering hope
What else can I do, what other choice?

The need is great, despair would set in
Help thou me, my dearest Lord
To pray for those in desperate need
I feel useless, without Your sweet Word

Pour out Your mercy and love, most divine
Forgive; forgive us, those flailing with time
May Your grace, Your hand, Your blessed dear Spirit
Seek and find lost souls in this family of mine

Lighten the darkness, lift from the valley below
Silent times will then ring with glorious, sweet praise
Oh! Give God the glory, the fragrance sublime
And hope and salvation will triumphantly raise

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

A Love Letter

Christ on the cross
 One day soon
So very soon
I will return
And take My
Waiting people home
You may be discouraged
In pain
All by yourself
Draw hope
And find Me
I’m close by
Don’t think
I don’t care
Don’t wonder why
People say to do this
Do that and
You’ll be accepted
No, just trust Me
And as a child
Receive
Receive
Life’s here for the taking
Forgiveness of sins
And love to mend
Every heart breaking
Yes, one day soon
I will return
No one; but the Father
Knows the day or the hour
So today
Today
Bow no longer
To darkness
Let new life
Break forth
As you acknowledge
The cross
All that I died for
The life of Me drained
Drained out for you
And each cell bore a name
Yes, your name was there
I remember it clearly
Don’t ever believe
I never loved you enough
Loved you enough
Or failed to care
I want you to know
That the way
Has been paved
For you to return
To your heavenly Father
No longer separated
No longer turned away
Just loved
Accepted
Wanted
Needed
Please listen
I say this again
I love you, My child
From beginning to end

Love Jesus

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

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ALL BEING WELL (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus
I’ll see you in the morning
All being well
When darkness lifts
And new light shines
Upon the day to come
Yes, I’ll see you in the morning
All being well

How do you tell
A loved one whom you love
That only in Christ Jesus
Will all be well

How do you tell
A loved one whom you love
That only in forgiveness
Will all be well

How do you tell
A loved one whom you love
That only through heaven’s Love
Will all be well

Chorus
I’ll see you in the morning
All being well
When darkness lifts
And new light shines
Upon the day to come
Yes, I’ll see you in the morning
All being well

Only in salvation
Only in His pure, free love
Only believing and receiving truth
Will you be well

Only in the Shepherd
Only as one of His sheep
Only allowing yourself to be led
Will you be well

All will be well
In the morning bright
Dear sweet loved one
May the Lord speak to you this night

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

He Bottles Our Tears

He Bottles Our Tears

They cost us nothing; but cost Him everything

… … …

These are gifts from our Heavenly Father

Nothing we can do; but receive them with thanksgiving and obedience

Love … Forgiveness … Joy … Peace

Freedom … Eternal life … Death of old life

Redemption … Salvation

Mercy … Grace

Hope … Compassion

Repentance … Yes, even repentance

Faith … The precious wonder of this priceless gift

Daily blessings

Trials … The heat of the furnace … The hotter, the more it hurts, the more humble we become

Ready to serve

To love even more

Yes, everything is from God

Everything

Our lives are definitely in His hands

Surrendered to Jesus?  Praise God

May your love for Him intensify each and every day

Or are you struggling intensely with internal strife?

At the crossroads and you must move forth?

Choose life

Choose Jesus

The beautiful gateway … the open door … eternal freedom … eternal love

He is calling you today

Frightened of surrender?

Surrender is not giving yourself to a life of bondage

With Christianity, surrender is freedom

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ARE YOU SUFFERING IN ANY WAY RIGHT NOW?

May God bless all who read this and may the Truth prevail in your life

May you rest in His perfect love for you

May you feel His compassion flow in and through you

May His great mercies manifest in your life today

May your wanderings from fear, hopelessness and anguish be gone

In Jesus Name.  Amen

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Call out to Him.

He will answer every prayer lifted up … unable to speak … don’t know what to say?

He will give you the words

Maybe you can’t hear them; but they’re there and He can

Each prayer lifted up with genuine tears

Every tear tells a story

Maybe you cannot cry anymore for your tears have flooded your life for so long

He will hear each broken heart – for every broken heart cries unseen tears within

And every broken heart releases love with that pain

He knows

He will answer

He loves you

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Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.’

John 14:6 KJV

OUT FLOWED LOVE AND FORGIVENESS (Song Lyrics)

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Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

Born to die, so that I may live
I wandered on my merry way
Felt confident; but He showed me
I’d placed hard stones, they led astray

And I’d read all about His love
Yes, I’m loved and I’m forgiven
Enabled to trust my belief
Only briefly, so I’d listen

One day He apprehended me
I was sad, He came alongside
Put His arm on my weary frame
Unleashing hidden tears, I cried

Chorus
Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

He sent new friends and old alike
To comfort me in my distress
Dear child, your heart, it is broken
Let me heal, into My side, press

With eyes opened, I saw the truth
All that flowed out at Calvary
Within each of His dying breaths
Beat a life breath, for you, for me

Oh! You are the greatest Shepherd
This, Your lamb, follows You every day
Through fiery trials and sweet blessings
Oh! Dear Saviour, please lead the way

Chorus
Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

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HOW CAN WE SAY THERE IS NO GOD (Song Lyrics)


Chorus
How can we say there is no God
We do
I did
There is
Forgive us Lord
We do not know
The lies we hear and listen to

Step back my friend, I speak in love
Look closely with your covered eyes
Not at what you think you can see
You’ll find answers for all your whys

There’s so much beauty all around
And abundant joy to behold
Gather near and I will show you
May the truth begin to unfold

I have to start with the roses
They sometimes take my breath away
To think that in the strips of green
Sweet blossoms will soon have their day

Rolling meadows and endless seas
Mountains grand and valleys so low
Hidden wonders trapped in whiteness
Awaiting springtime warmth and glow

Chorus
How can we say there is no God
We do
I did
There is
Forgive us Lord
We do not know
The lies that we hear and listen to

Love’s eyes captured in purity
Colours flowing effortlessly
Touching every living creature
The flame and fire of autumn’s tree

Greyness hides the illusive sign
Of promise made so long ago
Captured hearts once cold and broken
Into nothingness seed will sow

Icy winds, relentless swelter
Can bring tears for each living need
Some ask how can such grief, sadness
Supply love and to each one feed

Reality, reality
Yes, there is pain, oh! so much pain
One way will break the hopelessness
May tears rust away darkness’ chain

Chorus
How can we say there is no God
We do
I did
There is
Forgive us Lord
We do not know
The lies that we hear and listen to

Now back to those fragrant roses
Please look at petals delicate
The softness that you can witness
Were brought forth by One who was cut

Cut down in the prime of His life
By all not believing God’s word
In that Jesus came to save us
That He is our Saviour, our Lord

We must believe totality
Of all that He’s spoken and done
Open those eyes of confusion
Eternal life for you has been won

Won at the cross, won at the cross
Know you are so precious and loved
Cry to Him to reveal Himself
You’ll be eternally beloved

Chorus
How can we say there is no God
We do
I did
There is
Forgive us Lord
We do not know
The lies that we hear and listen to

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

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STEPPING INTO GRACE (Song Lyrics)

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Step through the door before you
Fall into the arms of grace
Through the door which bore much pain
And where sin marred Beauty’s face

And when you’re through, praise the Lord
With opened eyes, all is new
Mercy that you’ve never seen
Waiting to envelop you

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

And it’s all of God, this gift
One gift that bears so many
Day after day His blessings
No need to pay for any

With each new changing dawning
Each breath through the turning sky
The depths of His love aplenty
Will to His heart draw you nigh

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

There will be days when you cry
And call His name silently
Unable to comprehend
Love that died on Calvary

Read His word and praise His Name
Be grateful eternally
Give thanks in everything
Love unconditionally

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

And joy will fill your being
In times of gladness or woe
The gift of grace Jesus gives
Will compel new seeds to grow

Yes, grace, grace, merciful grace
Woven in ways of pure gold
Etched upon each child of God
From world, through door, to His fold

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
Do not be afraid or question why
Just believe that’s where eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

HE LAY ROSE PETALS UPON MY HEART (A Song of A Healed Heart)

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He lay rose petals
Upon my heart
Lay them gently
Not far apart
Perfect love
In fragrance dwelt
Left no room
For hopelessness
’Cause with every secret
Of darkness, He dealt
Oh! Jesus, every secret
Of darkness, He felt

All I could see were the dark, dark thorns
That hurt and tore at my Saviour’s heart
But He placed beauty and love in me
He lay rose petals upon my heart

All I could see were the tears He shed
Mingled with crimson in night-time day
Shed for each life ever created
Washing our sins and sorrows away

Chorus
He lay rose petals
Upon my heart
Lay them gently
Not far apart
Perfect love
In fragrance dwelt
Left no room
For hopelessness
’Cause with every secret
Of darkness, He dealt
Oh! Jesus, every secret
Of darkness, He felt

All I could see was my reflection
In eyes crying for His Father’s love
I’m so sorry, my Lord, Redeemer
I lift praises ’cause You’re now above

All I could see was pure emotion
Of Someone who’d always cared for me
What happened, happened, didn’t have to
But if it hadn’t, where would I be?

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Rose petals upon my broken heart
Have brought a peace and softness
Beautiful shades of heaven’s joy, a
Rose petal garden captivated

Chorus
He lay rose petals
Upon my heart
Lay them gently
Not far apart
Perfect love
In fragrance dwelt
Left no room
For hopelessness
’Cause with every secret
Of darkness, He dealt
Oh! Jesus, every secret
Of darkness, He felt

© 2015 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

Are You Joyful Or Hurting This Mother’s Day?

I posted this two years ago … always relevant so have posted again today.

Boy with Flower for Mom

Wishing all Mother’s a very blessed day.

Girl with Flower for Mom

Thanking the Lord for the gift of our Mothers.

For their love.

Nuturing.

Presence.

Presents.

Understanding.

Tolerance.

Discipline.

Advice.

Willingness to listen.

Perception.

Hopes and dreams for us.

Encouragement.

Comfort.

Trust.

And for those who are truly blessed … their prayers.

Their ‘just being Mum’ and being there.

And I could go on and on and on.

But I wish to lift prayers for those who …

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Never knew their Mother.

Never felt loved by her.

Never felt they could tell her secrets.

Never felt safe in her presence.

Never felt her arms wrapped lovingly, protectively around them.

Never felt cherished.

Never felt secure.

Never felt trusted.

And not forgetting those who have lost their Mothers.

Or whose Mothers are very ill.

Or overseas.

Or out of touch.

And I could go on and on and on …

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May the Lord wrap you in His arms and give you all the love, peace and joy that you so desperately need and continue to search for.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

 My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

 How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with Thee.’  Psalm 139:14-18 KJV

May there be much joy and forgiveness this day and from this day forth.

Cry. Forgive. God loves you.

Children, there are Mothers desperately waiting for your call.

Mothers, there are daughters desperately waiting for your call.

Mothers, there are sons desperately waiting for your call.

‘For with God nothing shall be impossible.’  Luke 1:37 KJV

… I MISS YOU SO MUCH MUM …

Bunch of Hearts

Just Because

Just Because

And just because I didn’t care
You secretly care for me
And just because my heart was empty
You give of Your love for me
And just because my tears were dry
You shed tears of blood for me
And just because I was always hurting
You are broken with suffering for me
And just because I was weak and struggling
You fill me with Your strength
And just because I didn’t deserve
You give as if I did
And just because it seemed hope was hopeless
……………………….
Your Word lifts me and carries me
Heals me and shadows me
Forgives me and leads me
And all because ……………… Just because

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

(in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)