God only uses real people,
People dragged down by monotony and despair.
God only uses today,
Where we are, as we are.
The only train to Heaven
Departs from – here.
Satan wants to keep us
Weak, frightened, dragged down,
In chains to the past,
Hiding our faces from tomorrow.
He shouts out loudly:
“You are worth nothing, you will be stuck here forever.
Why would God want anything to do with you?
Better just to make the best of a bad job,
Buckle down, look out for yourself,
Don’t step out of your comfort zone.”
Such words make me weep,
And they make God weep, too,
And He replies, “I will break the chains,
I will bind up the wounds,
I am the Healer, the Strengthener,
I am the One who loves you,
More than life itself.”
Shut up, Satan, and get lost,
Once and for all!
The mystery is so deep, Lord,
But I am your child.
Transform my today,
Lift my longing eyes,
Guide my uncertain feet,
Free me from my fears.
Teach me, Father,
To dance lightly and joyfully
In the constant melody of Your love.
Make something beautiful,
Recycle my junk,
Take me beyond my wildest imaginings.
Let nobody’s expectations hold me back,
Especially not my own.
So shall I be truly free, and wholly alive in You.