Thursday, July 12, 2007

Always Forgiven

I had an hour in the car last night...alone. This doesn't happen very often, as I usually have two little boys in tow.

As soon as I got in the car and drove away from my in-laws, I poured out my heart to God. I sang, and cried, and laid before God all that was consuming me; my sickness, my feelings of inadequacy, how desperately I missed my husband, my sin.

I could feel God whispering into my soul, comforting me, and showing me grace. He was pointing me to the cross, and I felt as if I were just sitting there, at Jesus' feet, singing and praying and crying as He hung there in my place.

I listened to a song I've heard many times before with fresh ears last night, and it spoke volumes of peace into my heart. I prayed these words all the way home, over and over; and even this morning, as I face another day, it's ringing in my ear...words of comfort, forgiveness, and peace.

Always Forgiven

I don’t deserve to be Your servant
And how much less to be Your child
Anger and wrath, sure condemnation
Should be my portion, my just reward
Never have seen it, never will know it
Your loving kindness enfolds my life

All You have shown me is
Grace, love and mercy
Now and forever I am Your child
Freely You pour out
Your loving kindness
Father of grace
You welcome me in

All of the sin I have committed
Was placed upon Your righteous Son
And now You see me through His perfection
As if I’d never done any wrong
Always forgiven, always accepted
No fear of judgment before Your throne
© 2003 Sovereign Grace Worship

If you want to hear a sample of this song, you can do so here.


  1. I'm with inspired - WOW

    thanks for sharing that

  2. It's hard to get time away with Jesus as a mother, isn't it? I'm glad you got that much needed time.