As A Child Believes

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As the world sails idly by
Thoughts to long lost childhood fly
I’m being brought into a sweet place of rest
Where only, yes only, Father knows best

Out of doubts, frustrations, fears
Of darkness as evening nears
Out of the continual rushing around
Into the refuge where His peace is found

I sense joy, father to child
He’s drawn me from oceans wild
A gentleness, softness surrounds me now
’Cause my heart, it surrendered to His plow

Here’s the thing, the stumbling block
That hid light on freedom’s lock
I kept saying, believing, ‘I believe’
But deep down, I couldn’t truly receive

Back to childlike faith I go
Sheltered under wings aglow
I know He will lead me from stone to stone
Through this new valley where others have flown

So many things I have learned
Blessed friendship flowers earned
And I’m so thankful for each step taken
For all who, lying thoughts, they have shaken

This my journey to belief
With new thoughts of pure relief
And like a child awaiting a party
I’m excited, ready, Father lead me

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

(this sweet photo is not of me)

JUST CAN’T SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus
The more I try
My feet are pointing in the wrong direction
I want to do right
But just can’t seem to shake it off
Just can’t seem to get it right
O Lord, help my unbelief

I know so many are struggling
With this very thing
Wanting to please You forever
Obedient in everything

I’m not the only one, O no!
But I feel alone
So, so tired of fighting against
All that tries to usurp Your throne

Chorus
The more I try
My feet are pointing in the wrong direction
I want to do right
But just can’t seem to shake it off
Just can’t seem to get it right
O Lord, help my unbelief

The closer I think I become
The further away
You appear, Your light, it soon fades
O Lord, at Your feet, I now lay

Draw me out of every bondage
Let the chains be gone
Forgive all sin, iniquity
Increase my faith to trust upon

I know this battle is not mine
It belongs to You
Strengthen me to believe the truth
So I may follow You anew

Chorus
The more I try
My feet are pointing in the wrong direction
I want to do right
But just can’t seem to shake it off
Just can’t seem to get it right
O Lord, help my unbelief

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth