My Faltering Heart
There are times when it seems my courage is so frail and small.
I look within my own life and I see how I fail and fall.
I know in myself I falter and I am nothing at all.
But how do I follow You, Lord Jesus, when I hear Your loving call?
Sometimes my emotions deceive me and my heart isn’t fully Yours.
So many things distract me and I find I am led off course.
And I realize again, somehow, my love has grown dim.
Yet how do I repent and now have my heart stayed on Him?
I lose my devotion so easily, yet nothing stands in my way.
What is it within my own heart that pulls me further away?
How did my joy dry up? Why doesn’t it ever stay?
How does my desire wane? Restore me, Oh Lord, I pray!
I see within myself that I have nothing to offer you.
My vision seems so faded – Lord, grant me another view.
I don’t know why my heart wanders or why it so often roams.
Why can’t I follow You fully, and seek Your face alone?
Take my fragile heart – I offer it to You again.
Do Your will in my life, Lord, and help me to say, Amen!
Change my heart, transform my mind, and help me return to You.
Be my everything, dear Lord. Restore, remake, renew!
January 26th, 1997
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9