For When I'm Not Good Enough

by Grace 26. November 2019 16:14

For When I'm Not Good Enough

Sometimes I don’t feel good enough,

Sometimes I feel ashamed

There’s so many things I’ve gotten wrong –

I fully own up to my blame

I’ve followed after my own ways,

I’ve trusted my own heart

I thought my plans were best,

But everything fell apart

The right way has been laid before

My roaming, wand’ring eyes,

But often I’ve chosen other paths

Fraught with folly and lies

My sins are ever before me;

They’ve haunted me in the night

The many times that I’ve transgressed

And the times I’ve shunned the right

What can I do to fix myself?

Is there any hope for me?

I can’t do it on my own,

There’s no way I can see

But, behold! A miracle!

There is a way for me!

A way that I can be made clean;

A road to victory

One who was holy, sinless, pure

One full of righteousness

Hung on a brutal cross and died,

Took the penalty for us

His righteousness was imputed to me;

I’m blameless, though once blamed

And He – the perfect son of God –

Though shameless, then was shamed

He died that day, it seemed the dark

Had conquered over light

But on the third day he rose again,

Dawn bursting forth from the night

He broke the bonds of death and hell

He gave us the chance to be free

We’re counted righteous before God,

And He accomplished this all… without me.

I know I’m a sinner, I can’t make the cut.

I can’t become good on my own,

But all that I’ve been called to do

Is believe on the Lord to be saved

Now that I’m living in service to Him

I try to obey, but you see,

Whenever I fail, His sacrifice

And His grace are sufficient for me

So whenever the tempter comes along

An tries this game to play,

And tells me that I’m not enough,

This is what I say:

“The Holy Son of God came down

And died on Calvary;

His blood has covered all my sin

And that’s enough for me.”

Now let's hear from you!

Did you like the poem? Do you ever struggle with feeling guilty over things in your past? What is your thought process when this happens? As Christians, what do YOU think our approach to these types of thoughts should be, and how should we deal with them?

 

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Angie
Angie
11/26/2019 4:38:32 PM #

Amen, Grace! “And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.’” With thankfulness to God for saving and keeping us to the end! Thank you for so beautifully reminding us! ♥️

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Grace H.
Grace H.
11/26/2019 10:59:33 PM #

Thank you so much! The other day I heard something so true - "If you could lose your salvation, you would." It's God who saves us, and we can stand before the throne not because we've got it all together, but because Jesus Christ's righteousness has been imputed to us.

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