Just As I Am

How long, oh, Lord,
Will I be just as I am?
When will your work be through?

For the days grow short
The time is long
And still these troubles brew.

Am I slow,
Or just unsure
Of how you’ll work in me?

Perhaps it’s not
Yet your will
That I be shown the key.

I brought a lot of baggage
That, with you, is cast aside.
For I trust your work
More than my past,
And with you I want to ride.

But hold my hand,
Don’t go too fast.
For often do I fear
The up ahead, around the bend,
And what’s closing in the rear.

My mind is boggled,
And often stumped,
At changes you’ve wrought in me,

With your artist’s hand,
And patient teaching,
And view of what can be.

I cheer you on,
I root for you!
I know you’ll take the win.

I now do pray,
“Please keep me safe,
And heal this life from sin.”

© Kari L. Greenaway

Scripture References:
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
2Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in his matter.

(Praise / Prayer Christian Poetry / Christian Poems)

This poem can be found in the book, “There is a God: A Collection of Christian Poetry”

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