There was once a time
When I walked with God
And talked with God
And thought that all was well.
Maybe it was youth,
Maybe it was pride,
But I fell for Satan’s lies –
And I no longer walked with God;
I no longer talked with God.
I threw it all away.
Where was God in all of this?
Where was He while I drifted
So far away from the God of my youth?
Did He abandon me?
Did He stop loving me?
My God and my Redeemer
Was waiting for me.
I didn’t see His face
But I felt His presence,
Even when I didn’t know
It was Him.
He knew the mistakes I had to make.
He knew the choices I had to choose.
He knew my life had to become a mess
In order for me to fall to my knees,
And hand the broken pieces back to Him.
Oh God, thank you for your unfailing love!
Thank you for your grace and mercy!
Thank you for taking my failures
And using them for Your glory.
Thank you for not giving up on me
When I had given up on myself.
Thank you for sending Your Sweet Spirit
To nudge me, to move me, to guide me
Back into Your arms,
Back into Your will.
Use my life, dear LORD,
As an example of grace:
Yet so beautiful, and so very