As You Found Me
I’ve been and said and done the worst of things,
addiction held me, bound by iron chain.
In bleak despair, hopeless and quite alone,
convinced there was no way out from the pain.
Reckless, broken, crumbled, wanton, rash,
heedless of others’ needs; why should I care?
Accountable to none and indiscreet,
damage inflicted, thought beyond repair.
In youth I heard a whisper of salvation,
then stunned to learn the source was genuine.
I tasted love a while, read from the Book;
but couldn’t kick the cravings for red wine?
I wrestled with those demons from forever,
knowing the truth, afraid of consequence.
In desperation reached out for the Saviour,
acknowledging, accepting evidence.
I came just as I was and Lord you heard me,
knowing my voice since Earth’s foundations laid.
Incredibly, you hold my bits together
Loving me still, no matter that I strayed.
How patiently, how gently you accept me;
this worthless scrap, so treasured in Your heart.
I let you down…you reach out through my bleakness,
my Rock, my glue, each time I fall apart.
Grace beyond my limited perception,
for only by Your grace can hope here dwell.
Amazing grace, somehow God, you still love me,
Creator, Lord, Who has no parallel.
The road seems long, more mountains for the climbing.
I see my way made clear, Your light my guide.
Just when I imagine I’m succeeding
the goals I’ve set, I trip up on my pride.
I know, without reserve, I am forgiven,
pardoned of all my wrongs, duly confessed,
serving You Lord, willing to do Your bidding.
I merit nothing, yet, am surely blessed.
Lead me on Lord , no longer lost , but trusting
in Your sweet grace, allow my life to be
a testimony, blessing those who seek You,
Your willing servant for eternity.
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