Brittany Lee Allen

There’s Too Much Sin Here, Lord

There’s too much sin here.

It keeps piling up.
It fills in the crevices;
dirties every space up.
With each layer that’s pulled back,
still more to purge.
When freedom is found,
another sin does emerge.

There’s too much sin here, Lord. Too much sin in my heart.

There’s too much struggle here.

Struggles, no fault of my own.
Sins of others,
left me broken in my core.
My mind wrestles with lies,
about things that are good.
Doubting the Creator’s words,
just like Eve would.

There’s too much struggle here, Lord. Where do I start?

There’s too much shame here.

Shame that’s well deserved.
That old serpent reminds me,
of the destruction I earned.
I gave my body to be used,
my soul to be ravished.
But instead of what I deserve,
grace on me you lavished.

There’s too much shame here, Lord. So much shame in my heart.

Sins and struggles,
for the Christian remain.
We fight lies in the night,
and hope for the day.
Do I tackle this sin or battle that struggle?
There’s just too much here, Lord,
There’s just too much trouble.

Bitterness, anger, envy, and pride.
These are the sins for which my Savior died.
All this shame,
buried in my heart,
Jesus bore my burdens;
he took on my scars.
Overwhelmed at times and not sure how to fight.
I’m reminded that the strength of the Lord is my might.

Surely, the God who casts out demons can cleanse my soul.
I look to you, Jesus, as my only hope.
Christian, he’s not finished;
He’s still working in us.
By his grace we have victory,
the war has been won.

But where do we start
when our struggles are many?
We turn our eyes upon Jesus,
our treasure—our plenty.
Delighting in him,
is the cure we seek.
The cross becomes bigger,
as we feel our need.

There’s too much trouble here, Lord. So much trouble in our hearts.

But by your power, we know it will depart.

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. (1 John 2:1 ESV)

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5 ESV)

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6 ESV)

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” (John 14:1 ESV)

2 Responses

  1. Thank you for using your spiritual gifting to serve others and glorify Him. I love your writing style, and your creative writing is awesome! God bless

    1. Aw, thank you so much! I don’t know much about poetry still so I’m just dipping my toe in it.

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