Father it hurts.
These pains simply make me want to scream.
These hurdles seem so impossible.
Every part of me wants to give up.
I feel so overwhelmed.
But as I hang onto the last thread,
I remember that I’m already in Your hands.
These fleshly threads
You ask me to cut,
So that I may completely rely on You.
As I am belittled,
As I am discouraged,
As I am lied to,
As I am tempted,
As I helplessly fall and fall again,
You pick me up and still point me down the narrow path,
The one that leads to righteousness.
You change my perception.
You give me Your vision.
You show me the Truth—You reveal to me Yourself.
You remind me of Your Kingdom.
You call me Your citizen—Your child.
And so despite my earthly shortcomings,
Despite my own limits,
I have You.
So Lord I ask You for Your heart.
I ask You for grace and mercy.
I ask You for patience and peace.
I ask You for the unconditional love only You can provide.
Wisdom, righteousness, love—
All these things will come as I seek Your kingdom.
And continue to walk down that narrow path.
Let me fix my eyes on You,
And may I never look to anywhere else.