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GOD'S GRACE

GOD'S GRACE

 

I did not know His love before,

 

the way I know it now.

 

I could not see my need for Him,

 

my pride would not allow.

 

I had it all, without a care,

 

the "self-sufficient" lie.

 

My path was smooth, my sea was still,

 

not a cloud was in my sky.

 

 

I thought I knew His love for me,

 

I thought I'd seen His grace,

 

I thought I did not need to grow,

 

I thought I'd found my place.

 

But then the way grew rough and dark,

 

the storm clouds quickly rolled;

 

the waves began to rock my ship,

 

I found I had no hold.

 

 

The ship that I had built myself

 

was made of foolish pride.

 

It fell apart and left me bare,

 

with nowhere else to hide

 

I had no strength or faith to face

 

the trials that lay ahead,

 

and so I simply spoke His name

 

and bowed my weary head.

 

 

His loving arms enveloped me,

 

and then He helped me stand.

 

He said, "You still must face this storm,

 

but I will hold your hand."

 

So through the dark and lonely night

 

He guided me through pain.

 

I could not see the light of day

 

or when I'd smile again.

 

 

Yet through the pain and endless tears,

 

my faith began to grow.

 

I could not see it at the time,

 

but my light began to glow.

 

I saw God's love in a brand new light,

 

His grace and mercy, too.

 

For only when all self was gone

 

could Jesus' love shine through.

 

 

~Author Unknown~ (posted from "Christian Inspirations")


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