Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thank You Lord

                              I woke up this morning and I got out of bed
                              I said Thank you Lord as I bowed my head

                              Thank you so much for this brand new day
                              I know it wasn't promised but you sent it anyway

                             Thank you  for the sun shining oh so bright
                             And for watching over me all through the night

                             Thank you for my health it means so much more
                             Each day that I am well I'm more grateful than before

                             Thank you for my family, whom I'm love so dear
                             And the love we share is a blessing forever near

                             Thank you for my life and joyful, endless days
                             For that I'll cherish and give you all the praise

                             Thank you for your love and patience without end
                             I'm so honored to call you my heavenly father and friend

                             But most of all Thank you for salvation when I was lost
                             And the ultimate sacrifice your son on the cross

                             Susie Swanson    Published, April 2010


                            It seems like I have been thanking God alot lately, but with the
                             recent bad weather in the south and the awful tragedys coming
                             out of it, I am eternally grateful for his great and tender mercy.

                             We were in the middle of the storms, coming in every direction
                              but for God's great love and tender mercy, they chose other
                              paths to travel. And those paths led to horrible destruction.

                             I can only pray that the less fortunate, will somehow be able
                             to find the peace they need to pick up the pieces and carry on.
                             Homes can be replaced but lives can't.

                              Blessings, Susie


  1. I agree it is wonderful to be spared but hard to see those who have not been. It is good that we think of those who have suffered. Thanks for the beautiful poem and music.

  2. This was most inspiring , you for writing me for reading.


  3. He is almighty, kind & gracious ... His understanding & patience is most greatly appreciated.

    Beautiful write, Susie.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~

  4. That's a lovely poem and prayer, Susie. I like the picture too.

  5. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.. Susie

  6. What a deeply meaningful and beautiful poem. My heart is heavy when I think of all the recent destruction. Today we had tornado watches and severe thunder storm warnings across our region, thankfully it passed us all by as well. This poem is a lovely reminder Susie, so much can change so quickly and it is important to be thankful and aware of the blessings in our life. Thank you for sharing it with us. Delisa

  7. Thank you Delisa, I'm so glad that you didn't get any. It sure is a frightening experience. It has been bad this year. I agree, we need to be thankful everyday. So nice of you to stop by.. Thanks again, Susie

  8. You are such a kind soul Susie!! Loved the true nature of your poem and prayer. Lets thank Lord together.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh thank you so much Monika. Yes we surely will. Thank you for your nice words and visit..Susie

  10. We all seem to get complacent just living our lives and taking it all for granted. The storms of life evoke gratitude, where we may not otherwise ever feel it...Thank you Susie...

    ♥ ஆ ~.^

  11. I am so grateful, too. We don't realize how blessed we are sometimes and take it for granted. Each day is a precious gift for us to do with as we see fit.

  12. Thank you Janet, that's for sure. I feel like I take so much for granted and am blessed beyond measure. I get angry at myself sometimes...Susie

  13. How beautiful this poem of thanks!
    I think it is wonderful that you have these to look upon and helps us through the times that are tough a mist the storms.
    Lovely reminder of all of His rich goodness to us daily.