Thursday, December 31, 2009


Why should I fear the future
While here I safely rest
Within my Father's strong arms
For He doth know what's best

He has for me a future
A hope that is secure
He is enough for good or ill
In all the coming year

Perfect Love Casts Out ALL Fear


"And we know and have believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him, Because He first loved us."
- 1 John 16-19




PERFECT LOVE

He loves us with a perfect love
And perfect love casts out
All fear and Pride and dark despair
All wavering and doubt

For in it's warm embracing light
It casts the dark aside
And Jesus, Bridegroom of our souls
Protects His beloved bride

From all that would destroy our soul
If we will only come
And in His perfect love abide
All fears will be struck dumb

Oh may I come, though oft' afraid
And oft' harassed by fear
For He in no way will despise
The one who seeks Him here

But rather, "be thou not afraid."
With tenderness divine
He holds me near, compassionate
And I my fears resign

And in their place, His promises
So rich, so full and free
Spring up within my heart and mind
And I His goodness see

For as I cast my cares on Him
Beloved of my soul
He cares for me in every way
Gives joy, and makes me whole.

~Rachael Lofgren




"FEAR THOU NOT; FOR I AM WITH THEE: BE NOT DISMAYED FOR I AM THY GOD:I WILL STRENGTHEN THEE; YEA, I WILL HELP THEE; YEA, I WILL UPHOLD THEE WITH THE RIGHT HAND OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS." -ISAIAH 41:10


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

God Is Always Good



Life is not always easy
But God is always good
Life is not always fair
Nor it's mystery understood

But we serve a God of purpose
And He has a master plan
And when life is senseless to us
He brings, like He only can

The grace, when the going's roughest
To not give up in the fight
And the peace and loving comfort
With His "Child, I'll make it right"

"For I work all for the good, child:
Of the one who's serving me
I hold for thee a future, a hope,
Stand still and see."

And when the night is darkest
And the stormy gale most shrill
I find in Him my refuge
Nestled safely in His will

So whether in the sunshine
Or when the thunder roars
When tossed upon the tempest
Or safe on peaceful shores

I know that He is able
I know that He's enough
I know He's ALWAYS near me
And when the going's rough

I know that He will keep me
And give me grace to stand
The joyful glad assurance
Of resting in His hand.

~ Rachael Lofgren