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Dustin My Heart! My Strength!

God is In Control

Poems The Beauty of a Flower
Poems Life Through the Storm
God is In Control
Poems Inner Strength
Poems You Will Never Be Forgotten
Poems Angels Amongst Us
Just a Breath Away
Poems Remember the Little Things
Hold On To Your Dreams


When We Let Him Have Control 

Why is it as though
We struggle so much
And live in constant despair?
We don't need to carry
Such burdensome loads
But should go to God in prayer

Give Him your burdens
And all of your hurts
Just lay them at His feet
He's such a big God
He can handle it all
And watches over His sheep

He cares so much more
Than we'll ever know
And just wants the best for our lives
Each one of his children
Has so much potential
If we’ll only begin to rise

To be all that God
Has intended us to be
To walk through His open doors
We need to stay focused
And open to God
And put our trust in the Lord

For when we all come
To realize God's love
Our hurts will not have a hold
For God's love will cover
And free us from fear
As we give Him total control.

By M.S.Lowndes.



Closed Doors Lead To Open Doors

There are times in our lives
We come to a closed door
It does not always mean that we
Have not heard from the Lord

It may only mean that God
Is changing how we get there
To show to us a better way
That we were unaware

So don’t see this as an end
To the outworking of God’s will
The thing that God has birthed in you
He wants to see fulfilled

Just continue to trust in Him
And leave it in His hands
He will work this whole thing out
For it is what He has planned

And as we look back we will see
How God had been our guide
And directed us along the path
Where doors stood open wide

So thank Him for these hard times
The set backs we go through
For it is God who is leading us
To make our dreams come true

By M.S.Lowndes





God's Timing

The vision that God has given
And the things that He has planned
May not happen right away
Or in ways that we understand

For often God’s preparing us
For when that day arrives
When we will see the outworking
Of God’s vision in our lives

Though it tarries, wait for it
For it will surely come
God’s timing never comes too late
He’ll accomplish what He’s begun

God is never slow to act
He will surely bring it to pass
We need not be anxious and despair
But have peace within our hearts

For when it comes we’ll be released
Into what the Lord’s prepared
So we will fulfil all that He’s planned
As we are being gently led.

By M.S.Lowndes.


Wait With Faith
Lord you have faithfully shown me
So many times before
And this time is no exception, Lord
And simply can't be ignored

That you know all that concerns my life
Everything your eyes do see
You always come through at just the right time
To meet my every need

For nothing escapes your watchful eye
No problem that we may cross
But so often, Lord, it seems as though
There's a delay in your response

I know it's a testing of our faith
To wait so patiently
You stretch us so our faith may grow
Though we want it instantly

But it's for our good that you respond
In your time, not in ours
For if you didn't - we'd stay as infants
Getting everything right now

For us to grow more Christ-like
We need to learn to wait
For often that's the answer to prayer
And builds us up in faith

So I thank you for the answer to come
As I hand it over in prayer
Thank you that you're still working on me
And my breakthrough's drawing near

By M.S.Lowndes



Increase our faith so we may see
What you’re doing in our lives
And all that we’ll accomplish in you
So our faith begins to rise

We need to be reminded Lord
Of the small mustard seed
And how the same amount of faith
Moves mountains if we believe

As we walk in pure obedience
With confidence in you
Our faith begins to grow and flourish
Bearing more abundant fruit

We must go beyond the limits
Of our comfort zones
Our faith is activated at those times
When we walk into the unknown

For it’s when the safety net is gone
We realize we need our Lord
When there’s nothing left to fall back on
We must lean on God much more

And faith is released in our hearts
As we bend our knee to pray
We shall be strengthened as we walk
And commit to Him each day

By M.S.Lowndes


When The Unexpected Comes

Through the unexpected things

That happens in our lives

We draw from God the strength we need

To carry on with Christ


For He will always hold us up

Whenever it gets too tough

And carry us through the hardest times

When we can’t feel His love


I know that at these times we feel

Abandoned by our Lord

We wonder what is going on

We can’t feel His presence at all


But He has not abandoned us

Nor forsaken us in our need

He allows the unexpected things

Be life lessons we should heed


So we will grow with deeper faith

And be strengthened in the Lord

Then when we face the storms of life

We’ll be stronger than before


So when the unexpected comes

Remember God’s in control

And nothing in life is ever wasted

But are memories that we hold


So when others come across our path

That are facing what we’ve faced

We’re more than able to share God’s love

And touch them with His grace.


By M.S.Lowndes.




Dustin Marshall Rawls
September 2, 1982 - September 27, 2007
Dustin Lives on Through All The Many People
 that had the honor to know him!
I love you my Son!
God Blessed Me So giving you as MY SON!
"When someone you love becomes a memory,
that memory becomes a treasure!"




The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalms 28:7


I want to thank Carolyn Oakley for giving me the permission to use some of the beautiful poems and graphics..Please take a look at her site and you will find many more beautiful poems.