Victory is Our Call!

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God has not abandoned you though you may feel He has
He sees a bigger picture that we can’t comprehend
So rest inside your trials, take a cleansing breath
Know that God is there with you, when life’s a swirling mess.

Sometimes the trials come in waves; they slap us to and fro
We pray with all our heart for change and cry out from our soul
We want the pain to stop right now and wonder why it’s there
It seems like prayers aren’t answered and feels like Gods not there.

But God is up to something, far greater than we know
He sees things through eternity; we see our weary souls
He uses the hot fire to cleanse and change our hearts
To make us more like Jesus so strongholds will depart.

We say we can’t take anymore; our strength is at its end
But that’s when God’s great power, will fill you from within
Let His strength wash over you; Let His courage fill your heart
And deeper faith will shine so bright into a world that’s dark.

Instead of closing off your heart and fainting with despair
Open wide your heart to God and tell him every fear
Ask for grace to face each day with fearless hearts that trust
Ask God to use the trials, for something pure and good.

So fear not in the trials; know God has a plan
Allow His strength to bear your yoke; unclench your weary hands
He loves you without waver and wants to see you whole
So trust Him in the fire and yield your heart and soul.

Good shall come if you will wait and walk in childlike faith
Surrendering your will and wants to God’s eternal ways
So face the storms with courage; stand up straight and tall
You are a child of the King and victory is your call!

Rhonda Shelford Jansen

God, you are my rudder

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The news is bleak all over the world

Wars, violence, tyranny

We justify the oppressor as if a victim

And judge the victim as if oppressor

I run to you, cling to you, God you are my rudder

 

The world is imploding

Right is called wrong and wrong right

Liars are leaders and applauded

Only the righteous are held accountable

I run to you, cling to you, God you are my rudder

 

Words spoken with the intent to hurt

Lies said against good men

Fabricated stories paint them for who they are not

I run to you, cling to you, God you are my rudder

 

Victimhood is now a religion

A multimillion dollar industry

Phonies yell with passions burning

Stirring up hate without thought of consequences

I run to you, cling to you, God you are my rudder

 

Once words of wisdom guided our leaders

Whether federal, state, or local

Now bogus polls and special interest groups guide the way

While the silent majority cries on their neighbor’s shoulders

I run to you, cling to you, God you are my rudder

 

Childhood is gone as if innocence is wrong

Little girls dress like hookers

And little boys are punished for being boys

While adults neglect their duty to discipline

I run to you, cling to you, God you are my rudder

 

The world is spinning in a self-destructive swirl

Causing hearts to be heavy

But there is hope in God, hope in truth and wisdom

God of the universe in in control, He does not sleep

I run to you, cling to you, God you are my rudder

Debora Shelford Hobbs