Posted in Christianity, Fragrance from the Spring, Hope, Inspiration, Photography, Poems, Trials & Blessings

One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

Couldn’t see in front of me,
Travelling along the dusty road,
Couldn’t see behind, either,
Only saw enough of my daily load.

Why should I worry,
If I couldn’t see,
Anywhere else, except,
Directly around me?

If I moved forward,
My day moved too,
If I moved backwards,
So did my view.

Dusty; but like a bubble,
No matter how far,
I went this way or that way,
Clear vision stayed only, around my car.

You’d think I’d panic,
Not being able to see ahead,
Or behind, and I would have,
If I knew I wasn’t being led.

Led by light, surrounding me,
Led by comfort, cushioning me,
Led by hope, enveloping me,
Led by knowing His love for me.

Knowing that I had been given,
Just enough light to see,
Enough of my life,
To cope with, easily.

For if I had been given,
My future to review,
And my past was still with me,
Each day wouldn’t seem as new.

And can you imagine,
Knowing what’s going to happen,
On the dusty road ahead,
Knowing what might not happen?

I would probably try and change,
People, surroundings and me,
Things I didn’t like the look of,
Things I didn’t care to see.

But then I wouldn’t have turned out,
The way I had been planned,
My bubble would have loudly burst,
And my safe life, broken and banned.

So, I have come to the conclusion,
That I’ll stay inside my day,
(Safe and sound and protected),
Aware that I’m not alone to face,
Whatever comes my way!

© 2012 Liana Wendy Howarth

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

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Photography, Poems, Trials & Blessings

Standing in the Shadows

Standing in the ShadowsStanding in the shadows, I feel
safe and do not fear
for, I am under the Everlasting
Wings, no longer captive in evil’s lair

And I turn my face to-ward You, Lord
I turn my face to-ward You
I may be in the shadows, Lord
But Your light, it reflects Love’s glare

Standing in the shadows, I will not
close my eyes, for there is nothing
hidden, no there is nothing hidden, (I ask
and I receive), that my Saviour will disguise

And I turn my face to-ward You, Lord
I turn my face to-ward You
I may be in the shadows, Lord
But Your light, it reflects Love’s glare

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Fragrance from the Spring, Photography, Poems, The Beauty of Creation, Trials & Blessings

The Wonders of His Love

The Wonders of His LoveOh! The wonder of creation
Sings sweet, never-ending joy to me
Not by feeling; but by faith given
Draws me nearer …. closer to Thee
And in tune and swaying gently
The bluebells, tulips all agree
The rose unfolds softness, petals blooming
The great Conductor leading them in harmony
But; do the birds line up before Thee
And command of You a chosen song?
No! …. Each one receives its glory
A chorus given, perfect, right …. all along
It can not but humble when gifts I write of
Were given first in love for me ….
For each and every soul that liveth
Is placed where their awesome beauty may see
The clouds that shelter golden raindrops
Bringing forth newness of life below
Hide a glorious promise of shimmer
A shimmer of colours in Your bow
A bow that shines through many waters
Still waters revealing reflections of You
Billowing fountains where I know that Thou love is true
Violent storms in life …. hiding me in You

© 2012 Liana Wendy Howarth

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