Thank you for proving your love again and again,
your mercy and lovingkindness
are new every morning,
an endless well brimming over,
you love me despite my unbelief.
You are faithful when I am faithless.
I’m loved in my brokenness and weakness,
I’m loved, burnt out and exhausted,
I’m loved in my failures, mistakes, and wrong turns,
I’m loved in my mediocrity, inadequacy, and inability,
I’m loved in my pride, independence, and rebellion,
I’m loved in my self righteousness and sin.
You loved me through the wilderness,
teaching me what love is,
you love me because you are love,
and you’ve chosen me in your love.
I praise you that your love is not based
on my performance, excellence, or merit.
You give and you take away as you please,
I remind myself, I came naked and will return to dust,
everything I have comes from you,
is for you, goes back to you,
you sustain all that I am.
Apart from you I’m nothing Lord,
naked, bereft, cold, hard, proud,
miserable, deceived, heading straight for hell.
But you made the way through your Son,
you drew me,
you saved me,
you cleanse, heal me,
and make me whole.
You give me new life and life abundant,
you have given me yourself,
you are my portion, my cup, my inhertance,
and I praise you Lord.