I REFUSE TO BE DISCOURAGED
I refuse to be discouraged, to be sad or to cry
I refuse to be down-hearted, and here's the reason why
I have a GOD who's mighty, who's sovereign and
I have a GOD who loves me, and I am on HIS
HE is all wise and powerful, JEHOVAH IS HIS
Though everything is changeable, my GOD remains
My GOD knows all that's happening, beginning
to the end
His presence is my comfort, HE is my
When sickness comes to weaken
me, to bring my head down low
I call upon my mighty
GOD, into HIS arms I go
When circumstances threaten,
to rob me of my peace
HE draws me close unto HIS
breast, where all my strivings cease
heart melts within me, and weakness takes control
gathers me into HIS arms, HE soothes my heart and soul
The great "I AM" is with me, my life is in HIS hand
The "GOD OF JACOB" is my hope, it's in HIS strength I
I refuse to be defeated, my eyes are on my
HE has promised to be with me, as through this
life I trod
I'm looking past all circumstance, to
Heaven's throne above
My prayers have reached the
heart of GOD, I'm resting in HIS love
I give GOD
thanks in everything, my eyes are on HIS face
battle's HIS, the victory mine, HE'LL help me win life's
1Cor. 15:57-58a, "But thanks
be unto God, which
giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be
Contentment lives within the heart
of one who loves
Who puts Him first in everything
lives in sweet accord.
Contentment is surrender
God and God alone.
He fills your every longing.
makes His presence known.
Contentment is found
in knowing God.
He surely satisfies.
In Him is
peace and joy and rest
on Him we can rely.
Contentment isn't found in things
nor places far or
Contentment is relationship
to God we're
Contentment is a
state of heart,
of mind, of soul, of being.
Contentment's focused on the Lord
In Him we find
Contentment's not in earthly gain
for soon it flies away.
Contentment is knowing I'm
and that He fills my day.
knowing God loves me
just for who I am.
He is at
work transforming me
according to His plan.
Contentment is that I am God's
and He's my heavenly
He delights to hear me pray
to Him I'm not
Contentment is in
my God is in control
and what He breaks
one day He will make whole.
Contentment is unbroken peace
because my life's in
and in the raging battles
my Lord and I will
Contentment is the precious rest
that I find
in his arms
and all that would defeat me
and savior calms.
Contentment sweet contentment.
my Lord gives me each day.
He is my life.
He is the only way.
God Has Chosen You
have chosen you, to be my child and heir.
My love for
you is changeless, you're always in my care.
I am at work
conforming you, to be more like my Son.
your closest friend, He is the "Holy One."
Your every need I will
supply; your every doubt I'll free,
I'll give you
victory day by day hold fast and cling to me.
I'll never disappoint you,
I'll never let you down,
I'll put a smile upon your
face, where once you wore a frown.
I give you life
abundant into eternity.
Contentment, peace and joy
are yours, as you trust all to me.
I want to lead and
guide you in everything you do.
I am your help and
counselor, you'll find me always true.
When there are
times of trials and hurts, I'll be close at your side.
I'll hold you to my bosom, in me child you can hide.
Just cast each
care upon me, and know I'll do what's best.
that I love you, I am your "peace and rest."
My thoughts are
always towards you. I want your happiness.
seek and put me first, your life I want to bless.
Take time to be
alone with me, to read my word and pray.
precious to me "child of God" I'm with you all the way.
Nothing ever can
destroy the love I have for you.
My love is
"unconditional," each day it's fresh and new.
Just call upon me precious
one, I hear your every plea.
Each fear in time I will
erase, as you trust all to me.
I am the God who
made you, in me you are complete.
Be confident in me
alone, for life that's full and sweet.
1994 Lita Kurtzer
If the Lord Wills
often we assume, that we have days and years.
suddenly a "tragedy" and we are brought to tears. We do
not know what
lies ahead, or what a day may bring. We
need to seek the face of God, each
day in everything.
We cannot "boast"
of future things, we only have today. And that's not
for in a flash, it all can pass away. We need
to call upon the Lord, to draw
close to our God, to
turn our heart and thoughts to Him, and to some that
may be hard.
For if "God wills"
then we can plan,
our lives are in His hand, and what
He "wills" shall come to pass according
We need to say "if
God wills" than such and such will be, and God wills
what is best,
Dear friend for you and me.
So keep God in
your thoughts and plans, make Him the greatest part, and
will give you peace and joy, to overflow your
I Choose to be Joyful
I choose to
though all my plans may fail.
seem all that do prevail,
choose to be joyful
to raise my eyes above
my gaze on Christ my King
the God of hope and love.
I'll not allow
God's joy in me
to fade and die away.
stir it up again
remembering God's my stay.
my hope, He is my joy,
in Him I am complete.
had nothing but my God,
my life would still be sweet.
My Lord is always
He's faithful to His word,
prayer within my heart,
in heaven, has been heard.
I'll not allow the negatives of life
to "Do Me In."
Instead I'll hold tight to my Lord
I choose to be
in a world that's sick and down,
wrapped me in his love
I wear a" winners crown".
Life is full of choices
and each one's up to me
everything I choose "God's way"
and walk in
Yes!!! I choose to
no matter what may come.
My joy is
because it's in God's son.
He is my
joy in sorrow.
He is my joy in pain.
Though all be
taken from me
In Him my joy remains.
Yes, I choose to be Joyful
One day "I'll fly away"
to my dear home in heaven
forever…There to stay.
4/28/95 Lita Kurtzer
God is my Friend
I am so very blest dear Lord
to have you as my friend. Your mercy, love, and
faithfulness, to me never ends. You're always right
beside me, you're there
to hold me tight. You take
away all fear and dread, in You my future's
I thank you Lord for
loving me, and that will never change, You do what's
absolutely right, my life you rearrange my confidence
dear Lord, is You,
because you never fail. Therefore,
my steps you order, your plans for me
speak to me throughout the day, in whispers soft, yet
strong . I
am aware you're with me, to You Lord, I
I love you Lord,
beyond all else, you are my joy and hope and in my
hours, your presence helps me cope. You give
me victory, sweet and sure, as
I trust all to you the
battle's yours, the victory ours, my Great God tried
and true. Indeed I'm blest, in every way, beyond all
this world's measure
I'm richer than all
trillionaires, because Lord you're my treasure.
Lita Kurtzer 1/2/98