What keeps you from your faith – you say you’re weak?
Yet weakness cannot cripple you complete.
For even cripples walked upon their feet,
And were empowered by their faith in God.
What keeps you from your faith – your many foes?
Yet who can conquer him the Spirit knows?
For God exalts to fully overthrow,
And route your enemies by faith in God.
What keeps you from your faith – your singleness?
A spouse will not release you from distress.
But God will raise you up to righteousness,
With offspring molded by your faith in God.
What keeps you from your faith – the threat of pain?
How many saints were tortured for His name!
Yet choosing this, the heavenly bliss to gain,
A better life revived through faith in God.
Faith becomes the gloss,
Which covers all our taints.
From convoluted crooks,
The Lord revived His saints.
From grumblers to conquerors,
From harlot to legitimate,
From trembling to leveling,
From cowardice to confidence,
From strong to weak, with something sweet,
From hated son to valiant one,
From tending flocks to slinging rocks,
From offering to crowning kings.
Though each had many faults,
They chose still to obey.
Their sins washed by the cross,
They’re faithful still today.
As little children learn to walk,
With toddling, stumbling steps,
The born-again must learn to walk,
By Jesus Christ’s precepts.
We walk because the Lord has loved.
We’re dead as Jesus died.
We live again as Jesus rose,
The Spirit as our guide.
He shows us what our idols are,
And tears them from our hearts,
Then we will worship only Christ,
From sinning set apart.
And when you’re walking well in Christ,
Your heart in thanks will sing,
His word and peace will live in you,
And emulate your King.