“The Struggle”

We come to you Father 

Today we seek your face

We hear your call to be Holy

And desire to leave this place…

This place call struggle.

Struggle with things like jealousy

Pride, lust, and also greed

Addictions and drunkenness

And still more things unseen

There’s Gossiping, slandering,

False witnessing too

Help us shed these ways Lord

And only cling to you

The Fornication, Adultery

Words we shutter to even say

Yet these things and more 

Still hide in churches today

And we struggle… 

Help us to rise above the struggle 

Leaving these things behind

Setting our sights on Jesus

And the renewing of our minds

Leaving personal “Egypts”

And clinging to the cross

Christians still need Jesus 

As much as those that are lost

We can live a life that’s Holy

One free of guilt and shame

The redeemed, again made new

By the power of Jesus name

Safe in the hands of the Potter

Being molded as wet clay

Conforming to Christ image

As we walk the narrow way

But today, 

We still struggle 

So we come to you Father,

Today we seek your face

We hear your call to be Holy

And desire to leave this place…

This place call struggle.

~Natasha Clavier Joseph