I was talking with some coworkers tonight and was reminded of a poem I wrote back in July of 2010. In my search to find it, I was also reminded of this blog. I figured I would go ahead and post it. Enjoy 🙂
Lord, take from me all that I have.
Leave me with empty hands.
Place me where I can’t go on;
Where I feel I can’t withstand.
Break me down,
And build you up.
“If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.”
This has never felt so real.
I have understood Your patience,
And I have understood Your peace.
I have feared Your power,
And I have been lead by Your watchful, loving eyes.
Grace, however, has always been a shallow pool
Where I have sat, wanting.
“What is grace really?
I know it’s the cross.
I know it’s You taking the punishment for my sins.
My head knows, but not my heart.”
How can I swim in that?
I don’t need you for this, God.
I have it under control.
I don’t want to hear what you have to say.
I can handle it.
I am only trying to help
And to show you that my ways are best.
Let me help you.
I love you.
Lord, you rescue me every day,
And every day I fail you.
Lord, you revive me every day,
And every day I let myself die.
Lord, you seek me and find me every day,
And yet every day I run away.
Lord, you try to teach me every day,
And every day I ignore your truth.
You are Alpha God Creator that nothing came before!
You are perfect holy righteousness, my only Sovereign Lord!
You are my sweetly loving father and you sit me on your lap!
You are my gently caring shepherd leading me unto your path!
All your ways are perfect, Lord, and all your ways are good!
Your love is boundless and eternal! You love like no man could!