I saw a tree that touched the sky
It hurt my neck to look up so high
I wondered if I could climb to the top
But after a few feet I had to stop
Doubt crossed my mind, am I worthy?
I think I am a little too dirty
What if I went a few more feet?
I wondered just what I would see
But another doubt, am I good enough?
Am I really worthy of love?
But a voice from somewhere inside
Told me to continue to climb
A quarter of the way up a whisper so small
What are you doing? Don’t you know you could fall?
Somewhere inside something told me not to fear
Don’t look down because the top is almost near
Halfway up I grew weary and tired
Voices everywhere telling me he’s a liar
Do you really believe he forgives?
Look at how you have lived!
So many wrongs, so many mistakes
Half your life you’ve been a fake
I reach for another branch, I must continue
Leave the past in my rear view
Why do you continue to climb?
What is it you are looking to find?
A voice says it’s not that far down
Let’s get back to solid ground
Another voice says you are almost there
It’s getting harder to breathe with this thin air
Maybe I should turn around
Back to the earth so green and brown
But something pushes me to go higher
I swear I can hear an angel’s choir
Three fourths the way I have climbed
Pushing onward, I am no longer blind
The negative voices telling me I must stop
Are still there but I listen not
I know why I found this tree
But this knowledge isn’t only for me
I must tell you of all the truth I have acquired
On this journey where I had all my heart desired
But nothing ever seemed to satisfy
I was always searching but empty inside
I learned more the closer I got to the top
About grace and forgiveness and a true love
A few more branches, just a stone’s throw
When I heard a voice from a long time ago
Give it up, you are not good enough
Look at you, so unworthy of love
Do you really believe you can change?
Why don’t you turn around, reverse your way?
You are ugly and you have a terrible past
Even if you find love, it won’t last
The tree offered me another of its arms
I climbed higher, knowing there would be no harm
I knew in that instant my past did not define
The future was there for me to climb
Another branch or two
I was that much closer to the truth
But I felt the tree start to sway
I wondered if this is why so many walk away?
When the tree sways, people become afraid
So, way up here, I started to pray
For those in mansions, homeless on the streets
For those that always seem to win and those who are always beat
For those that are addicted to fight their pain
For those that have so much more to gain
I prayed for things unseen and those that are seen
I prayed for you and I prayed for me
Forgive me for what I’ve done
Into your arms I want to run
I no longer want to hide my face
I want to accept your love and grace
If you could help me climb a little more
I know I will never be who I was before
Then I felt a hand grab mine
He pulled me up to finish my climb
Dear God by Hunter Hayes-
Breakthrough by Chris McClarney –
Here I Am by Lincoln Brewster –
Breaking Point by Sanctus Real –
Days Gone By by Hillsong Young & Free –