Who is In Control

WHO IS IN CONTROL

Time now seems to rush on by
Where does it go, I have to ask
On my mind I can’t rely
Everything is such a task

My house needs to be cleaned
There is laundry, groceries—and the pills
How will I get it all achieved
Not to forget to pay the bills

That is the way my life is
If I forget who’s in control
God’s Word is clear about this
There is no peace without You, Lord

I don’t need to struggle
My burdens You will bear
Instead of trying to juggle
I’ll go to You in prayer

At times it is not easy
But all I have to do
Is know how much You love me
You want the best for me

I give You all my burdens, Lord,
Please take complete control

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON WHO IS IN CONTROL

God is the creator, nothing happens by chance.
Everything is controlled by God.
I don’t believe in coincidences.

Even when it seemed impossible He has provided.
Instead of thanking Him, I assumed I had
changed the circumstances.

I look around my home and I can see that even
the things that I have purchased thinking that
I made a mistake have turned out to be exactly
what I needed.

I look back at the time that I fell in love with
a house, I just had to have it. When I tried to
purchase it, everywhere I turned a difficulty
came up. I didn’t get the house.
Now I can see it would have been a big mistake.

I met my husband of 50 years in Venezuela.
How that came about was a miracle.

The only thing I have control of is whether to
obey or disobey Him. What I do know is God
loves me and that gives me peace.

Romans 8:28
“And we know that all things work together
for good to them that love God, to them who
are called according to His purpose”

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Hope

HOPE

The greatest hope that Christ gives me
To live with Him eternally
Because He died I will arise
Jesus fulfilled that sacrifice

Hope, is having faith to believe
The Bible proved it all to me
It is all guaranteed and sealed
Someday it will be revealed

Without hope what would life be
Days when hope feels far away
That is where faith is what I see
It is hope that helps me pray

For who hopes for what he sees
Instead I wait patiently
I know the plans God has for me
A future of welfare, hope and peace

Today I have the Holy Spirit
A gift and taste of whats to be
A hope of what I will inherit
Adopted, I’ve become family

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON HOPE

Without hope life loses its meaning
Hope is belief in God who can be trusted
to keep His promises.

It was hope that kept me seeking.

Wherever there is assurance of hope there is faith
I am saved by grace through hope.

Hope gives me the power to live courageously,
to be all that Christ has called me to be.

Hope gives me that sure certainty that what is
promised in His Word is true.

Hope, then faith which in turn produces peace.
When I have peace, I have joy.

The greatest joy is that I will live with Him eternally.
On that I have faith.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with
hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Why Do I Worry

Why Do I Worry

To trust You, O Lord, is to say I love You
I wish I could say that I always do
To say I don’t worry would not be the truth
The desire of my heart is to always please You

Trusting is easy when things go my way
But O how I stumble when things go astray
You prove Your faithfulness time after time
Instead of thanking you I ask for a sign

I think back at my life and all I can see
Why did I worry, You were right there by me
A life without worry, how great that would be
A life without worry, than I’d be free

Your love kept me always from falling apart
I know I can trust You with all of my heart

You keep my paths straight
You guide me through life
My life I now celebrate
Worry or not

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON WHY DO I WORRY

Worry seems to be a part of human nature.
I can say I will not worry but when the
problems come I do worry.

Worry is such a waste of time,
it doesn’t fix the problem.

When I worry I am not trusting God.
Even knowing that, it doesn’t keep
me from worrying.

God tells us not to worry, to give Him
all our concerns. I know deep in my heart
that there is nothing I am going through
that He is not attentive to.

When I go to Him in prayer, He promises to
give me the peace that passeth understanding.

What a wonderful promise. Peace is what erases
worry. Trusting what He promises is the answer.

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxiety on him,
because he cares for you

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in
everything byprayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known
to God. And the peace of God,which passeth
understanding, will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus

By My Side

BY MY SIDE

If Jesus was by my side
How would I act, what would I say
I know so much I’d try to hide
I would act a different way

Thinking back on my life’s journey
Lord, I have many regrets
Sins that make me feel unworthy
I do humbly confess

What would He have to say to me,
He came to earth to let me see
To show me, Lord, what I could be
Guiding me to Glory

He became like me
So I could become like Him
He showed me love
Why do I sin?

I’m so grateful for Your blood
Day by day it cleanses me
I feel loved and never judged
By Your side I know I’m free

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT

I often wonder what I would be like if Jesus
were by my side. Would I be ashamed of where I
am, of what I am doing, of what I am saying?
Would I make the same choices when facing my
day to day problems? Or would I be a pretender?
I want to be all He wants me to be but so many times I fail.

I know I would ask Him to forgive me for the
many times I have offended Him and thank Him
for the many blessings. I would tell him all my
problems and let Him help me with the decisions.

I have the miracle of the
Holy Spirit living in me, beside me, teaching me,
guiding me.

He is by my side. He is in me, with me and for
me.

I don’t have to wonder, He is by my side.

Philippians 2:13
For God is working in you, giving you the desire
and the power to do what pleases him

 

God’s Will

GOD’S WILL

How can I know I am in Your will
My heart’s desire is to please You
I want a mission to feel fulfilled
To show, my feelings are true.

When I know I am in Your will
I feel such peace and joy
Is it wrong needing to feel complete
Or pride that will destroy?

I wonder at times what direction to take
Since I’ve known You, I know I can trust
Waiting for You and living by faith
You never fail, You always instruct

As I walk with You Lord, and obey
You reveal one step at a time
Each step I take is one of faith
I know You have a design

I earnestly ask in prayer everyday
Please guide and direct all my steps
I walk out blindly, I don’t know the way
But trusting, I will be blessed.

I am always amazed at what happens to me
Just when I think, it can’t possibly be.
You give me the victory.

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT

I have found in my life to have true contentment,
satisfaction and peace, I must know that I am in God’s
will. If I truly love God nothing else will satisfy. I pray,
I ask, I seek. It is not always easy,

His timing is different than mine.
His ways are different than mine.

I was reading the Bible and the words leaped out at
me. “Feed My Sheep”. Then I saw on T.V. at
Christmas where people were helping others in need.
Why only at Christmas?

I had a picture painted of Jesus, overlooking a city.
I found people in need. I got addresses and started
to visit.

I made cards telling the story about the person and
what each needed. Those cards along with the picture
of Jesus went into many stores and churches The
main idea was one person helping another.
My only condition was that no money was to
be given.

I was amazed the way God opened doors.
I would take one step and what seemed impossible
kept happening. Being in God’s will is exciting.

John 2:16-17
For all that is in the world—the desires
of the flesh and the desires of the eyes
and pride of life—is not from the Father
but is from the world. And the world is
passing away along with its desires, but
whoever does the will of God abides forever

Trust

TRUST

When I trust I can be strong
Courageous, not afraid
At times easier said than done
That is when I need to pray

You provided every time
When finances were not there
I keep asking for a sign
You keep proving that you care

When tragedy struck my life
And I thought that You were gone
I felt completely paralyzed–

You were with me all along

After so many times
When I thought there was no way
You were there, but I was blind
Why do I still hesitate?

No matter what I face in life
Whatever I go through
Trusting You I can survive
Surrendering to You

How can I not trust You, Lord
You are always there for me
I trust in your unfailing love
That is enough

I am at peace

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON TRUST

Everyday I find more reasons to trust Him.
He has proven to me that I can trust Him in
every circumstance of my life. I have tried
trusting in myself and it always ends in
disaster.

One of the best examples that I read in the
Bible is of David. He had to trust God to
stay alive. The Lord always came to his aid.

I am finding out in my life that the more
I trust the more I am able to trust.

His Word tells me that though I may stumble.
I will not fall. He will uphold me with his hand.
I have experienced His presence and comfort
in the hardest moments of my life.

But I can also say that trusting in those
moments is not always easy.

I am learning to put God first in my life.
I have learned when I do that I am not alone.
Whatever I face in life as I turn to Him,
He is there. The Holy Spirit comforts me
and guides me.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he
will make straight your paths

I Take For Granted

I TAKE FOR GRANTED

Each day as I awaken
My first thoughts are of You
The restful sleep You’ve given
I take for granted too

The beauty that I see each day
Sunrise, sunsets, wondrous views
Such a beautiful display
I take for granted too

The times that You’ve protected me
Of sins that would my life undo
How could I have failed to see
I took for granted too

The times that You’ve provided
When all the bills were due
The times that it was all supplied
I took for granted too

How can I begin Lord
To express my thanks to You
Thanking you for Your support
In everything I do

But most of all I thank you Lord
The way that You’ve changed me
I’m not the way I was before
Your love has set me free

I thank you now throughout the day
I am aware of You

Especially Your love, dear Lord,
I now take that for granted too.

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON I TAKE FOR GRANTED

I so often take my blessings for granted.
Emerson said that if the stars came out only
once a year, everybody would stay up all night
to behold them.

Instead of thanking God for what I have I
take it for granted. Instead of being content
and satisfied I complain.

How can I tell if I am taking God for granted?
By the way that I live my life? Do I ignore God?
Do I ever think about Him, do I ever pray or
thank Him?

Jesus shows up in my life all the time, but if I don’t
stay aware I miss Him. He is there providing
opportunities. He is there when I have problems. He is
with me ready to help me at all times. Then when
things are solved I just assume that I did a good job.
That is taking Him for granted.

When I pray I feel like my prayers are too simple.
Here I am addressing the creator of the universe.

Then I remember the gift of the Holy Spirit. He is
always with me helping me, interceding for me.
Jesus died so I would have that comforter.

He nudges me, with Him by my side I cannot ignore God.
I cannot take Him for granted.

Ecclesiastes 7:14
On a good day, enjoy yourself;
On a bad day, examine your conscience.
God arranges for both kinds of days
So that we won’t take anything for granted.