Dancing in the Rain

Which takes more courage,
To dance in the sunshine or
To dance in the rain?

To revel, in happiness
Beneath the blazing summer sun
When all is well, and nothing’s amiss

And world sings a happy song

Or is it nobler, to
Instead dance when sorrows fall
Like rain on weary household and

When all around falls away

I propose, both are well
But to dance in the rain, takes confidence
In One above circumstance

In One above the rain

For, to be happy in sorrows is
Impossible, unless trust is found
In place other than circumstance and

Instead in One who controls them all

For then, if such One is trusted
Above what eyes may see, and heart may grieve,
Then, my dear, you are free to dance

You are free to triumph in the rain

For your joy, is not on circumstance
Nor your trust, on worldly peace so fleeting
But in One, who will never fail

In One, who is always faithful

In One, who is forever good
In He, who is forever trustworthy
In God, whom we can trust

Who gives us strength to dance in the rain
And the joy to smile while doing it
Even as the sorrows fall

For our trust is in Him
And He will never fail us, no
Not even in the rain~

Dare to Hope

Do we dare to hope again

When world around, is falling down

When grief out matches what words can say

When sorrows go beyond mind can comprehend?

 

Do we dare to believe in a day

When hope is found once more

When people learn, to hope again

A time when broken hearts are made whole?

 

I dare say, a day is coming

Indeed, it is already here

When there is a hope, when there is peace

When there is an Answer

 

This Hope, has a name

This Peace, has a face

This Love, has a voice

This God, has not forgotten us

 

So in these hours, of deepest pain

In these days, of brokenness

Do not forget, there is still Hope

One above still remains

 

And though He is painted as

Fiction, of broken men

Dear friends, I promise You,

He certainly is not

 

This One is a living God

A Savior, who hears

A Lover, waiting to comfort You

A Healer, waiting to redeem

 

So do not think, all good is lost

That generation is, beyond saving

For there is a Savior, there is a Redeemer

Waiting, with arms stretched out

 

With arms open wide

To comfort, to heal

To redeem, as only He can

To save these broken ones

 

And He is only, a cry a way

He is present, in this darkness

So dare, oh darling

Dare to hope again

 

For He is here~

In His Arms

Oh do not fret, oh men of earth
Oh families of fallen ones
For the God who gave this precious gift
Now holds them in His loving arms

Do not fear, for what may come
Nor dread memories of past
For the same God who holds tomorrow too
Is Lord over the past

And He brings healing, in His wings
And comforts the afflicted ones
He is near to the brokem hearted and
Constant forever throughout the ages

So do not fear, for ones lost
For those no longer with you now
For they are in, the arms of Jesus
Safe with Him in eternal shores

Till that day, when sky splits
And dead will be raised
And all the earth, will bow the knee
And praise the Savior King

Then, on that day
When eternity begins its song
You will see, child again
Held safely in His arms

In the arms of Jesus

So now rest, and know that He
Too holds you in these hours of
Greatest need and pain
And know that just, as one lost is safe with Him

So are you, dear child of God
You are safe inside His arms
He is near to you, even now
And He is with you, in the pain

Your peace, your refuge in the trials and
Your comfort in the darkness
For you are safe, in His arms
You are safe in the arms of Jesus

And He will never leave you, and our God
He can be trusted
So rest, and grieve within His arms
For you are held safe within His wings

You are safe in the arms of Jesus~