They love each other
But they are too afraid
To let give in to each other
To express that feeling that’s burning inside.
They’ve loved before
And got hurt in the process
They are afraid to get hurt again
So they’ve become too careful
Too careful to give it away.
And they end up hurting each other,
Because they don’t want to be hurt again.
The world celebrates success
You and I admire successful people
You and I want to succeed
No one will celebrate you for having a good reason not to succeed
No one will admire failure no matter how good the reason for that failure is.
So, let’s get rid of the excuse
The reasons for failure cannot beautify failure
Don’t sit there
Take another step
Do another thing
Even if you never get to the summit
No one will blame you
Because you died trying.
I’m still in the race; and you?
We all carry gold within.
We all are full of great treasure inside
But it is all covered in dross, in rust and dust
And when we finally discover what we carry within
We will not rest until we bring it out
We will willingly bear the refiner’s fire
For we know what beauty will show and glow
Once the refiner’s job is done.
I need your heart more than your purse.
I need your presence more than you check.
I need your love more than your money.
You are not single.
You are married to Jesus
One day He will lend you out for a season
To the man who dares present such a request
A faithful steward who will keep you in good shape
And present you to your husband when He comes to take you home
And if your Husband chooses to keep you jealously to Himself
Shout for joy for you are even dearer to His heart, most precious in His sight
And He knows you’ll never find a better husband than the one He is to you.
Thou O Lord art my supreme Love
No other can I love like thee
Thy love for me knows no bounds
And states no condition for me to reach
Whether I’m weary, whether I’m sore
Thou lovest me just the same
With thee I fear no break-up or divorce
For when I’m unworthy thou lovest even more
Give me a heart to love thee forever
For when all else fails to keep the promise
Thy unfailing love for me becomes my refuge.
When darkness like an invisible hand
Reaches out for my soul
When I cry for help
But my agony seems to fall
Very so often on deaf ears
Or ears that know not how to handle
When I feel like giving up on life itself
Because the road seems too dark and lonesome
And none but me tread such slimy path,
Then I remember that my Lord knows it all
He wants me well and whole and happy
He sees each tear that wets my cheek
And treads that lonesome path with me
Though I may not see him with eyes wide open
I know He is there because He promised to be
And then I find the strength to get along
Because Daddy is right there with me and for me
I will break into a new song and praise
For though my cheeks are wet with tears
My heart is warm with love unchanging
Thank you Daddy for being there for me.