How can I ask the Lord to guide
And tell Him I will follow well
If I complain I do not like
The things He wants to show and tell?
How can I say I love His ways
If I still murmur at some task?
He knows my thoughts and motives well;
He’s not deceived by what I ask.
Lord, here I stand, ashamed to see
How faithless I have been with You.
Forgive, I pray, for my complaints
Against the things You’d have me do.
I’ll do with joy each task You give –
Not only when I understand.
You do not waste my life (I do),
And so I’ll trust Your guiding hand.
And now I ask that You would guide
My every moment, word, and deed –
My hands and feet, my words and thoughts –
And I will follow as You lead.
Christina Joy Hommes