I wrote this a few months ago and found it on my computer today. It is meant to be a song, and some day I hope it will be.
When Trying isn’t Enough
I stumbled one more time, and fell, the bitter dust to eat I push with arms too weary to bring me to my feet.
I tried and tried to stand and I’ve failed so many times Everyone has some last chance and I think this was mine.
CHORUS: What do I do when trying isn’t enough? When my tired arms can’t lift me and my voice is hoarse and rough from calling for help that doesn’t seem to come. What do I do when I try and it isn’t enough to get me home.
Shaking hands reach out for another mirage of hope. but the water disappears and I gasp with my parched throat
“I’ve traveled many miles in this desert, in this heat, Is this to be forever? Is there no crust for me to eat?”
As I give up hope, I rest, despair now overwhelming then a shadow falls on me and I see an arm extending.
“I’m here to help, I’m here. Let me care for you. Your Brother will not leave and will always be true.”
CHORUS’: I turn to you When trying isn’t enough When my tired arms can’t lift me and my voice is hoarse and rough I’m calling for help and my Friend has come I’ll lean on you when I try, You are enough to get me home.
I wrote this on my mission. To make our house (well, apartment) feel homier, I hung up a lot of gospel art pictures, and on our bathroom door hangs the picture of the Savior knocking on a door. As I was walking by right before personal study, I saw the picture and the line “Will you let Him in?” came into my head, so I wrote a poem about it.
Originally written July 02, 2018
Will you let Him in?
Standing at the door and knocking firmly always stands With piercing eyes and loving words and open arms, a man. He waits for you to hear Him there and open wide the door And when you let Him in, He’ll do as He has done before.
CHORUS: Will you let Him in, into your heart? Will you let Him in, into your life? Will you let Him in? Will you let your Savior in?
Will you let the master Healer lift you off the ground? Will you let Him take you home, where warmth and love abound? Will you set your heart free from the sins that hold it down, And offer up your life to Him, the King with Calvary’s crown?
Will you let the Savior have a place within your heart? If you let Him in, then He can heal you, He can start To change your life and make you fit to live with Him again, So open up the door, and choose to let your Savior in.