Tag Archives: grace

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

I’M LOST WITHIN HIS STORY (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus
If you search me you will find
I’m lost within His story
He deflects my suffering
And I reflect His glory

And I am nothing without Him
My dear Father loved loves me so
Loving so much He sent His Son
So through Him, love’s blessings would flow

There is nothing that I have been through
Am going through or yet to endure
Times I’ve struggled or haven’t the strength
When circumstances find me lacking
He always knows my innermost cry
Yesterday, today, tomorrow

Chorus
If you search me you will find
New life redeemed from old strife
He deflects my suffering
And I reflect His life

And I am nothing without Him
Sweet Jesus He loved loves me so
Loving so much He died for me
How much love, will I ever know?

So I’ll sing of all He’s accomplished
In my days and in all I hold dear
Drawing on His immutable word
Forever in love and trusting ’cause
He always knows my innermost sigh
Yesterday, today, tomorrow

Chorus
If you search me you will find
His pure light upon my face
He deflects my suffering
And I reflect His grace

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

STEPPING INTO GRACE (Song Lyrics)

romantic birds on tree branch
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

Just Be Still

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Just be
Just be
Just be still
And let the Lord’s strength
Let the Lord’s love
Let the Lord’s truth
Let the Lord’s joy
Let the Lord’s peace
Let the Lord’s mercy
Let the Lord’s grace
Let the Lord shine upon you

For He will strengthen you
He will love you
He does love you
He will fill you with all truth
He will make your days of darkness lighter
And knowing He will never leave or forsake you
Will fill you with internal joy
He will flood you with His peace
Not as the world gives
But with peace only the depths of your heart can explain
His mercy
His grace
No words can embrace

Just be still
Let the Lord shine upon you

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

I’LL LOVE HIM FOREVER (A Song of Praise)

Love garden

Knowing what I know, I know
That all that happens in my life, my life
Was known before I took my first breath, first breath
And nothing happens that surprises the One who loves me

Chorus
And He loves me forever, forever
And He’s given His love to me
So I’ll love Him forever, forever
Just as our love is meant to be

Knowing what I see, I see
Everything around me, beauty, beauty
Through dark skies or blue lullabies, lullabies
Clouds of memories and time’s never-repeated moments

Knowing what I hear, I hear
Nothing or sweet melodies, melodies
Triumphant heavenly choir, heavenly choir
Or as scripture reads, sparrow alone upon the house top

Chorus
And He loves me forever, forever
And He’s given His love to me
So I’ll love Him forever, forever
Just as our love is meant to be

Oh! Knowing all I know, I know
I know that I’m meant to be
Meant to be here
Meant to be here
In this very part
This very part
Of His story
His story
And each day
Brings me closer
To the heart
To the heart
To the heart
Of creation’s Owner
And every tic
Every toc
Of man’s modern
Modern clock
Takes a little
Of my allotted days
And exchanges
Mercifully
Graciously
Through His hands
Exchanges in love
My way for God’s way
My way for God’s way

Chorus
And He loves me forever, forever
And He’s given His love to me
So I’ll love Him forever, forever
Just as our love is meant to be

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Security in Troubled Times, Psalm 91 and My Poem ‘Through the Fire’

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THROUGH THE FIRE
Blessed Saviour,
In this fiery trial You are,
Taking our hands and our hearts,
Protecting us from despair,
Leading us through the furnace,
Quenching the heat with living water,
Strengthening us always daily,
Sheltering us from billowing flame,
Catching us should we stumble,
Feeding us with food eternal,
Loving us so abundantly,
Forgiving us as we don’t deserve,
Keeping us with comfort and hope.

Blessed Saviour,
In this fiery trial we are,
In this fiery trial we are tried,
Thank you for Your presence Lord,
Thank you for Your promises Lord.

In this fiery trial no burn will touch us,
No scar will burden us,
No fear will hurt us,
No heat will scorch us,
No circumstance will break us,
Not completely; but mold us,
Weaknesses will melt away,
Hidden and known sin will be burnt off,
Things that mar our walk with Jesus,
Will fall to nothing on ground beneath us,
And love will win, His love and honour,
Grace and mercy will clothe us, meet us,
Loving Father, to this we offer,
Sheltered in Your eternal togetherness,
Yes, we will come through this fire of trial,
In strength, in health, in life. Hallelujah.

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Psalm 91

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

The Boat Called ‘Affliction’

The Boat Called 'Affliction'

Upon the wildest sea of life
Where dreams, reality are lashed by strife
Upon the crest of highest wave
Where sickness, pain, His sweetest hand gave
Upon tumult of darkest deep
Where storms, affliction rob of sleep
Upon the spinning, whirling foam
Where tears, despair … peace doth roam
Upon this terrible, terrible frame
This frame of life, where nothing’s the same
Day after day after night after day
This seafaring, weatherboard boat has its say
And this boat, so lovingly called ‘Affliction’
An experience, leads us … to His crucifixion
Never a storm out to sea hath so harkened
Called us to share in torment, so, so darkened
As the bed of affliction with a boat so secure
Given always with mercy, grace … eternally sure

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

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The Hill of Grace

The Hill of Grace
Forever adorned with love,
My Saviour’s grace shines light on me,
He, although desperately weary,
Climbed triumphant to Calvary.

The hill of grace ‘tis called,
This hill of cold death and shame,
And until the Lord appeared,
That death shone upon my name.

Though my heart be sometimes troubled,
I am told not to be afraid,
For when trial and temptation overwhelm,
I am sheltered in His shade.

To You be all the glory,
For Life has now been raised,
May my hands that helped to crucify,
Now lift in eternal praise.

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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

Nothing is Impossible … Nothing

Nothing is Impossible ... Nothing
Don’t ever think that nothing can be done to ease or heal a situation, a relationship, a sickness, a doubt, a broken heart, desperation, hopelessness, fear, anything that seems impossible to man.

Look up.

He loves you.

He gives peace that no man could ever give.

You need Him.

Desperately.

Don’t give in.

Don’t give up.

Cry out to Jesus.

He will rescue you.

He gave His life for you.

Please … Believe that there is always hope.

Surrender.

Let go.

Let the mighty river of mercy sweep you out of bondage.

May His grace (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense) flood and deliver your hurts with His love.

Jesus loves you.

Let go.

Let God.

DON’T LET ANYTHING GET IN THE WAY OF ALLOWING YOUR LIFE, YOUR GIFTS (which in themselves are gifts from God) TO REACH UP AND BLOSSOM TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL … AND IF ANYTHING DOES PERCHANCE TRY AND BLOCK YOUR PATH, HE WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY OUT OF OR AROUND THE TROUBLING CIRCUMSTANCE/S. HE WILL STRENGTHEN YOU IN YOUR WEAKNESS, HE WILL FILL YOU WITH HIS JOY. HE NEVER PROMISED THERE WOULDN’T BE PROBLEMS … BUT HE IS ALWAYS THERE TO BE IN THEM WITH YOU. JUST ASK. BELIEVE. RECIEVE.

Thank you Jesus for all You have done in our lives, all You are doing … all that You will do.

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 KJV

Grace to Wait

Grace to WaitSee the flowers at eventide
Gently tilt their head
Waiting for my Saviour’s love
With morning His light to shed

Life of petals softly surrendered
To the unknown of darkest night
Fragrance still flows sweetly though
Buds are wrapped in heavenly light

Then the rays of morningtide
Pour warmth upon His art
And little creatures of His creation
Are fed and sheltered by Love’s heart

So there’s a story in all of this perfection
For those in longest of hopeless days
Soon, so soon, His Light will pour forth
And release the loveliness of His ways

© 2012 Liana Wendy Howarth

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