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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Encouragement (02/23/12)

TITLE: How Can I Measure Up
By Randy Foncree
02/28/12


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How Can I Measure Up
This poem is meant to be a dialogue between a struggling believer and his heavenly Father. It's meant to be an encouragement to all who struggle with wayward thoughts, temptation, and issues of the flesh. The believer does find true hope in the comforting words of scripture. The message, "Look to the cross" is an admonition that all who are in despair should adhere too...

(Servantís Cry)
How can I measure up
To Your holy Word
My life is filled with shame
How can my faith be sure

Your covenant of grace
Seems far removed from me
How can I measure up, oh Lord
How can I be made free

(The Father responds)
Look to the cross, my child
Where my Son gave His life
He was my only Son
The giver of new life

Lift your eyes to Him
Repenting of your sins
Look to the cross, My child
Heíll give you hope within

(Servant confessing)
It seems I go astray
And wander from Your care
I lose my peace within
My soul is in despair

I know Your Word is true
Your love is un-denied
But it seems I go astray, oh Lord
As hope within me dies

(The Father responds)
Look to the cross, my child
Where my Son gave His life
He was my only Son
The giver of new life

Lift your eyes to Him
Repenting of your sins
Look to the cross, My child
He'll bring deliverance and hope within


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Donna Wilcher 03/01/12
Ok, the first thing I wanna know is how you got it centered? I love the way it looks!

And, I loved the poem, very nice work!

Joanne Sher 03/03/12
Love the format, and the message. Very nicely done!
Nancy Bucca 03/04/12
Beautiful poem, with a wonderful message.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/07/12
This is really lovely. I think many of us can relate to those cries. My only suggestion is you didn't need to explain it. Your beautiful words and the flow of the verses did all of the explaining for you.
Olawale Ogunsola 11/12/12
These are wise and encouraging words. It is a nice job.
Olawale Ogunsola 11/12/12
These are wise and encouraging words. This is a nice job.