Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Christ freed me from the bondage of sin

Oh my, what a mess I was in

My freedom came with a price

He died to give me new life

This new life consists of His ways

In which my aim is to not stray

He gave me His Spirit as a guide

His conviction is what I want to abide

I confess my sin to my Lord

My heart is where His Word is stored

There’s nothing I can do to earn grace

Nor strength to run in this race

Christ is the one true God

He gives healing where I am flawed

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Christ died to break all my chains

Oh my, how I used to be lost

I’m now thankful that Christ died on the cross

He was raised to life on the third day

To give me a life worth living today

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

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I was lost and broken all inside

Had twisted emotions that I couldn’t hide

I was all alone with no friends in sight

Being cornered in a field, I had to fight

It was two on one the odds stacked high

I thought they were my friends, I tried to ask why

The betrayal that I felt was more than I could stand

It seemed to me they were guided by satan’s hand

The wind was blowing, it was cold and brisk

When all of a sudden my face caught a fist

We tossed and turned and fell to the ground

The other boy jumped in so we went for a round

All of a sudden a bystander stopped by

She broke up the fight before they could ask why

This was a day I sent a prayer up to God

I asked what was wrong with me and why I was flawed

I don’t know if He answered, I really don’t know

My spirit was telling, telling me to go

Where was I to go, what was I to do

I was so lost and feeling so blue

I had no place to go, I couldn’t go home

I was stuck in this world and felling all alone

I eventually got thru that one lonely day

From then I feared people and kept them at arms bay

From then on I kept to myself

For fear that no one could help

This happened when I was young

Having few friends hurt and stung

But I eventually grew up and moved on

It’s now a memory that has since gone

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 through 2016

Lord forgive me is what I pray

It’s my sin I give to you today

 

Help me not to take it back

Your strength is what I lack

 

I’m as broken as can be

Before you on my knees

 

I ask You for Your grace

Because I am losing in this race

 

The devil is on the prowl

I can hear his grizzly growl

 

He’s like a sneaky snake

My heart is what he wants to take

 

He’s on the hunt and chase

To ware me down in this race

 

But I’m hidden in God’s arms

For the devil can no longer harm

 

I have victory in my God

Even though I’m filthy flawed

 

Lord I submit to you today

All I am, this is what I pray

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 through 2016

Do you have a refuge
When times are going rough
Who will be your rescue
When you’re all alone or feeling gruff

Who will be your refuge
When you’re living in despair
Do you have a rescue
When you’re pulling out your hair

Do you have a refuge
When sin’s nipping at your heels
Who will be your rescue
When you haven’t got a meal

Who will be your refuge
When life is full of pain
Who will be your rescue
When your tears turn in to rain

Christ will be your refuge
When life just seems too tough
Christ will be your rescue
When you flat out had enough

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Sometimes I feel like an old book on a shelf

I try to fit in, I try to be myself

Anxiety which I call Stress

This is what I allow to cause my mess

Throw in some worry, throw in some fear

Close my heart so no one can come near

I battle myself, I battle my mind

This old book would anyone dare find

These are my feelings, they can lead astray

These are my struggles on any given day

Inside the cover this book has a heart

God provides grace to set it apart

This old book all tattered and tore

By the Blood of the Lamb is being restored

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and  2012