You Send Me What I Need

Me and You have been doing this a long time now,
Walking through this thing called life.
Before I even knew that I was alive,
You were already saving me from my strife.
You knew the things that would pull at me,
And the things I would cause myself.
Yet instead of throwing Your hands up,
You lovingly stretched them out to help.
You placed Your hedge about me
And only allowed that which brought gain.
Only to protect me and strengthen me,
Would You ever allow any pain.
Yet even in those troubled times
You were faithful to abide.
I may have felt loneliness,
But You were always by my side.
You’re the Savior who met me on my knees.
You’re the Savior who suffered on His own.
And as Your Father sent You Simon and angels,
You send me what I need to carry on.

6-27-15 written by Gail Brookshire

2-6-15 Note to You

Lord God,
Thank You for being so personal,
for always being there for me.
Thank You for being the friend
everyone wishes they had
(and do if they give themselves to You).
Thank You for listening to
my ranting, venting, and complaining.
Thank You for whispering, speaking, and shouting to me.
Thank You for holding me
and emboldening me.
Thank You for helping me
get through each trying day.
And thank You for giving me strength
when it feels like I have none.
Thank You for putting up with
my crying, my whining, and my letting You down.
Thank You for forgiving, restoring, and rebuilding me…
to be faithful, strong, and obedient.
Thank You for loving me,
and for being You!

2-6-2015 written by Gail Brookshire

Bearing Uncertainty

So much uncertainty
looms in the air
on what lies ahead,
or what we must bear.
Just around the corner
lies tomorrow,
carrying so many troubles
and too much sorrow.
How are we to know
what each day holds?
We are not You
to know what unfolds.
What we do know
is that You will be there,
eager to take on any burden
that we may bear.
Hold our hearts, Lord,
as You lead us along.
For life will soon be here…
then gone.

2012 written by Gail Brookshire
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.” – Psalm 32:8 KJV

Our Long Journey

What a long journey of mercy
You have walked me through.
What a long journey of grace
to have been blessed with You.
So many memories flood in,
I am overwhelmed with words.
You have seen me through
so many misery and hurts.
Yet nothing on my journeying
has compared to learning of You,
and Your wondrous love
shown in everything You do.
Those memories are Yours and mine.
Those treasures are all ours.
You have poured out Your blessings.
I’ve loved bathing in the showers.

2012 written by Gail Brookshire

I Am Just One

So many times I am discouraged
or defeated by being just one,
but God Himself places value
in being found and what’s to be done.
Lost and wandering away,
He leads me home by His voice.
When He receives me home,
all of heaven helps Him rejoice.
Just one, just little old me
is enough cause to celebrate.
God has saved the perishing
just before it was too late.
Thank you, God, for believing
that I was worth pursuing.
Thank you for thinking
that I was worth rescuing.

7-27-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Luke 14-18

The Only Everlasting Love

God gives us special people
in our ordinary lives.
Love that seems endless
unfortunately has to die.
Love that seems imperfect
must expose its flaws.
Love that seems innocent
comes out with the claws.
The only love perfect and true,
and that will never die
is the love that gave His life
to give eternal love on high.
He is the only faithful love
that will never abandon or betray.
He is the only love
that will never go away.

7-21-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Philippians Insight

If it is for the cause of Christ,
it is what it’s all about.
He is our assurance.
His peace erases all doubts.
Keep Him first,
and others before ourselves.
Be ready to stand alone.
Be ready to help.
Good and honest things
are all of good report.
Praise and worship to God
is what we are designed for.
Trust in Him,
and faith will bring peace.
Trusting in this peace
will never cease.

7-14-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Philippians

Communion With You

Communion with the Holy Ghost?
What an awesome thought.
To know we are comforted
by the blood with which we are bought.
The Holy Ghost, so precious and rare,
would actually commune with us?
We are so undeserving.
Somehow it seems so unjust.
Thank you, God, that You are so forgiving,
so willing to welcome us in.
I praise Your name
that Your mercy and grace have no end.
Please do, You’re welcome too,
to fellowship with me.
I cherish every moment You share.
It’s exactly what I need.

6-23-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: 2 Corinthians 10-13

Shelter in You

So many times
I have hidden in You,
as You have comforted me
and blessed me too.
Your shelter is a shelter of love,
protecting within Your wings.
Nothing and no one will break through
when You are in charge of things.
How often I have fled
from enemies in pursuit.
While they were shooting at me,
You have silenced them mute!
What mighty love and protection
I cherish in Your very self.
You are my God, my Friend,
my ever present Help.

6-20-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Psalms 61-70

Clinging

Clinging to a mighty God
generous with mercy and grace,
I seek to know His way.
I long to see His face.
He tells me that I’m His
and that He’ll always care.
I just want to know
wherever I go, He’ll be there.
Mindful of His children,
our Father looks out for us.
The great Judge
knows what is just.

5-24-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Isaiah 63-66

Good Courage & Strength

Good courage
is what God wants from us,
to give Him strength
to show He’s just.
If we waiver and cower
or fail to even try,
then we make our testimony
of His strength a lie.
May I show the world
what an awesome God You are.
Your strength and courage
have helped me come so far.
You are worthy, oh God,
of praise and glory.
May my courage and strength
tell of Your amazing story.

5-9-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(Inspiration: Psalms 26-31)

CHANGING

Putting off the old.
Putting on the new.
This is the new road.
This is what to do.
Flavor the salt.
Shine the light.
Light the candle
to light the night.
Walking away.
Walking to.
Changing for good.
Changing for you.

4-30-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Follow Every Eternal Day

Follow me to a place and to a man.
He waits with love and an opened hand.
Regardless of how you think or feel,
His unconditional love for you is real.
Follow me in learning of Him.
All His ways… blessings, every one of them.
Loving, kind, protective, and forgiving,
He longs to give you a life worth living.
All knowing and always present,
He is a God who will never be absent.
Open your eyes, ears, heart, and mind.
He has made you to be one of a kind.
Follow His lead. Follow His way.
You will cherish every eternal day.

4-28-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

God of Endless Descriptions

A hedge of protection.
A new road to travel.
A mighty and terrible voice.
A judge with a fierce gavel.
The dime worth more than the nickel.
The princess slippers of power.
The God who shares no glory.
The God present every hour.
The ever present help in time of need.
The one who wakeneth me every morning.
The one who lighteth my fire
to ignite my passion burning.
A God of endless descriptions.
New names for him each day.
A God who parts the seas
and leads in the way.

4-26-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

God Is Key For He and She

Is he saved? Is he true?
Does he pray about what to do?
Is she born again? Is she strong?
Does she ask God where she belongs?
Are they serving? Are they together?
Do they pray about more than the weather?
God is central. God is key…
to rescue him… and set her free.
May they seek. May they find
that their God is one of a kind.

7-10-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)