With Grace in Mind
In all the trials I’ve had to face,
In all the tasks I see at hand,
There’s much about amazing grace
I find I still don’t understand.
The past is not quite in the past;
I’m trapped, at times, by what has been.
But ev’ry time the shadow’s cast,
I pray for grace to love again.
My current work is deep and broad;
At times I fear my strength is gone.
Yet trusting not myself, but God,
I pray for grace to carry on.
Though past may haunt and failure loom,
Your grace persists, unearned and free.
In ways I would not dare presume
Your grace is still enough for me.
I serve with all my strength and mind,
As weakness keeps Your grace in view.
But may it be that I should find
Not just Your grace, O Lord, but You.
Question to consider: When have you seen God give you grace to carry on?
About the author
Krista is an accountant, a cross-cultural worker, a poet, and an aunt. She works in Bible translation and lives in Papua New Guinea, or 7,686 miles from the niece who has inspired some of her favorite poems.View all articles by: Krista Besselman
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