For the one who never feels like enough:
I know what it’s like to wake up in the morning,
feeling that weight upon your chest.
It’s the weight of not being enough,
despite always doing your best.
It’s a weight that you’ve placed upon yourself,
a bar that you’ve set so high.
It’s a standard that you can never reach,
no matter how hard you try.
It’s a weight that others place upon you,
always expecting you to do more.
You work so hard to please them,
but their demands continue to roar.
It’s a weight the world places upon you,
to be successful, smart, and seen.
You see this standard in the books you read,
and in the images on your phone screen
All these voices try to tell you
that your worth is found in what you do.
That if you achieve this certain standard,
you’ll feel worthy through and through.
The more you try to be enough,
the more the weight pushes down.
The voices just scream louder
and under their shouts you drown.
But amongst all of the voices
there is another you can miss.
It’s the voice of the Father,
Who does not shout or hiss.
His voice is not condemning
He does not ever demand
He never scolds your failures
Perfection He does not command
God’s grace for your shortcomings
is always sure and true.
For the weight of perfection
is a weight God never places on you.
Before a holy God,
none of us are enough
We all fall short of God’s glory,
and our sin is desperately rough.
But that’s why God sent us Jesus,
Who forgives us of our sin.
He cleanses us with His righteousness
And makes us pure within.
When your weaknesses are realized
and your failures are made known,
you can cling to the grace of Jesus
and find your contentment in Him alone.
So don’t listen to the voices of others,
or the voices in your head.
Don’t listen to what the world says,
but to what God says instead.
He tells you that your value
is not found in what you do,
for your true worth is found
in the One who saved you.
So when you do not feel enough,
remember what is true—
that although you often fall short,
God never stops loving you.
His grace is always sufficient
His mercies are always new
His patience is always abounding
And His forgiveness is never few
So when you wake up in the morning,
with that weight upon your chest,
allow Jesus to lift it away,
and in His grace you can rest.
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