...I suspect I may be the luckiest kid in the world

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Even Then

It's a fear that keeps me wide awake
In the middle of the night
When the expectations are too great
And the bar gets raised too high

So I do the best with what I've got
And hope that no one knows
That I strain to see how high I can
Try to stand on these toes

Until I'm measured, but You know better

So, thank-You, Jesus
Even when You see us just as we are
Fragile and frail and so far
From who we want to be

So, thank-You, Jesus
Even when the pieces are broken and small
Dreams shatter and scatter like the wind
Thank-You, even then

So I put aside the masquerade
And admit that I am not okay
Which may not be the thing to say
But I'm not ashamed to need You more each day

We raise the standard and try to reach You
But we'll never make it, and we don't need to

-Nicole Nordeman 'Even Then'


  1. Nichole Nordeman's music is so beautiful, I love this song... have you ever heard of Sandra McCracken?

  2. Romy - I just love her music! I'm glad to know you do too!
    I haven't heard of Sandra...is she similar?
    ... I've since looked her up and will give it a listen! Thanks! x