You’re worthy



You’re worthy
Of my love,

Though I 
Don’t merit yours;

And yet you love me
Steadfastly –

The God my heart



Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! (1 Chronicles 16:25; NLT). 

I am nothing but dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27; NIV).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).


Not worthy

I am not worthy of all the love and faithfulness you have shown to me” (Genesis 32:10; NLT).

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun (2 Corinthians 5:17; NLT).

“I am not even worthy to come and meet you” (Luke 7:7; NLT).

I’m not worthy
To be loved,
Yet you adore me.

I’m not worthy
Of forgiveness,
Yet you pardon me.

I’m not worthy
To be healed,
Yet you restore me.

I’m not worthy
Of new life,
Yet you redeem me.

I’m not worthy
To draw near,
And yet you welcome me.



“Here I am” (1 Samuel:3:4; NIV).

“O Lord, please leave me – I’m too much of a sinner to be around you” (Luke 5:8; NLT).

“Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you” (Luke 7:6-7; NLT).

“Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:9; NIV).

…and after the fire, a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

Here I am, in contemplation,
Overwhelmed by your presence,
And afraid.

Part of me wants to say:
“Lord, leave me! I’m a sinner,
And I don’t deserve to be near you.”

But a braver part of me says:
“Speak, Lord,
For your servant is listening.”

Then I write down
What you teach me,
As best I can.



“Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home” (Matthew 8:8; NLT).

I am not worthy of all the unfailing love and faithfulness you have shown to me, your servant (Genesis 32:10; NLT).

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7; NIV).

…the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

God is spirit (John 4:24; NIV).

I love you so much,
But I’m not fit
To approach you.

Please forgive and cleanse me,
So I may draw nearer to you
Each day,

Till death
Unites my soul
With yours once more.

Through Jesus’ name,

Too much

Too much 

Look now; I myself am he! There is no other god but me! I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one can be rescued from my powerful hand! (Deuteronomy 32:39; NLT).

I am not worthy of all the unfailing love and faithfulness you have shown to me, your servant (Genesis 32:10; NLT).

Come near to God and he will come near to you (James 4:8; NIV).

As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by (Exodus 33; 22; NLT).

You’re far too much for me –
Too big,
Too overwhelming,
And too strong!

I’m just a weak
And sinful soul –
I don’t deserve
To have you near.

Please shield me
From your awesome power,
And hide me
Till you have passed by;

For I’m afraid
When you draw close
To listen to my prayers,
And speak to me.

In Jesus’ name,