You Say

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up

Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low
Remind me once again just who I am because I need to know

In Sunday School I was taught: ‘JOY comes when we put Jesus first Others second and Yourself last.’ My faith is in Jesus who taught me to love God and love my neighbour. I try not to think about myself too much…

But sometimes… I look at myself… I don’t like myself… I see opportunities that have gone never to return, longstanding inconsistencies and faults that I despair of, times I’ve let others down, failures that I can’t correct…

I might blame others, life’s randomness or God’s lack of clarity… The bottom line is ‘I’m not enough’.

The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity

When I return to say ‘I believe’ I rediscover a Father God who loves me. This morning’s reading ‘When I am afraid I will trust in you.’  becomes my prayer; I re-focus on my God…

Taking all I have, and now I’m laying it at Your feet
You have every failure, God, You have every victory

I still can’t get over this God who knows all about my failures and inadequacies yet still loves me… giving me strength, security, identity… My ‘I say’ is overpowered by ‘You say’… God says that I’m OK… valued and valuable. Then I’m comfortable with who I am… I believe.

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours
And I believe
Yes, I believe
What You say of me
I believe.

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