Christian Poem: I Fall Short

Christian Poem about failing to be more like Jesus

Christian Poem relating to feelings of inadequacy and always falling short


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I Fall Short

It's really hard for me to express,
For so long it's been concealed,
But I really need to confess to you
Exactly how I feel

When I think of what I lack
In becoming more Christ-like
And think of the person I should be,
It can tear me up inside

I often wonder if I'd ever be
What you desire, O Lord,
When I compare myself to you,
There's no doubt — I fall short

It seems so overwhelming, Lord,
With many things to overcome,
Just to have your godly qualities
And the victory of your Son

It often seems beyond me, Lord,
And I fail every day,
It hurts so much when I fall short
And stumble along the way

Hear my heart crying out to you,
O Lord, please lift me up
Give me strength to carry on
When I have had enough

Fill me with your Holy Spirit
Afresh today, my Lord,
Guide me, teach me, and equip me
For what you've called me for

I pray that even in my weakness,
I'll be of use to you,
So others will see you in my life
And want to know you too

It's at these times, I need you more
When I feel I cannot face
Another day where I fail you,
O Lord, I need your grace.

© By M.S.Lowndes


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