Guilt is like a stain on a sweater
It is easy to make, but it stays forever.
Because of guilt, I put up a wall of privacy
To prevent peer judgment around me;
However, God can see right through this barricade
And He is greater still, yet I am still afraid.
Reflecting upon myself I see guilt and shame
From anger, pornography, sins all the same.
But when I look in the mirror,
It couldn't be clearer-
I no longer see my sin
For I know I am in Him.
And despite all my familial inadequacies,
My fleshly ecstasies,
And my lack of value visibility,
Jesus gives me a new nativity
God's mercy is as open as the sea.
I need to realize it is always extended to sinners like me.
And although life plus me may get a little rough,
I need God to show His grace makes me more than enough.
The Lamb of God absorbed the stains that are rightly mine,
So graft me on, O blessed vine,
A branch I'll be; just set me free.