Awestruck Grief

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

“And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?’” (Luke 9:23-25 NASB).

The awe, respect, and submission to Almighty God that he so deserves seems so lost these days. As well, grief and mourning over our sins seems to have all but vanished. God wants us to fear (respect and surrender to and to be in awe of) him, and to come to him in humility and repentance (turning from our sin and turning to God). When we come to him in faith and obedience to his commands, and we bow before him humbly with this kind of awestruck grief, in realizing who God is, and in acknowledging that we are sinners in need of a Savior, then he forgives us of our sins and he cleanses us within, because of what Jesus Christ did for us in dying for our sins and in setting us free.

Awestruck Grief
An Original Work / April 21, 2011

When in awestruck grief
o’er my sins, Lord, I bow,
Will You hear me, Lord,
and forgive me just now?
I am so amazed that
You could love me so.
Yet, Your love and kindness
ever fill my soul.

Lord, You are amazing,
and gracious and kind
To have offered Yourself
for us when we’re blind.
You were crucified
on that hill, Calvary,
When they hung Your body
to die on a tree.

Now that You’ve redeemed us
and, thus, set us free,
I pray, Lord, for all
on this earth to believe
In Your sacrifice, Lord,
cleansing all our sin,
So that we can live for You,
and die within.

6 thoughts on “Awestruck Grief

  1. I thank the Lord for his grace, his kindness, his love, his mercy, his forgiveness, and his restoration, not just in saving me from my sins, but day to day, in how he shows me his love and mercy and how he is so gracious to me and so kind when I fail him. His love truly is so amazing!


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