Keep Me Close

Author: Emily Acker — Host: George MossPosted on: January 19, 2023

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Keep Me Close

I believe in You

And then I don’t

I trust in You

Then I get scared

I waver and doubt

I mess up and hide

I don’t cling to You like I should

I rest in peace

And then I wake scared

I cry to You

Then I turn away

I stumble and fall

I don’t live like I know I should

Take imperfect me

Keep me close to You • Emily Acker


• Even when we give up on God, He never gives up on us (Luke 19:10; 2
Timothy 2:13). When we are doubting, He remains with us, always patient and
merciful (Hebrews 13:5; Jude 1:22). How can these truths give us hope when
we feel far away from God?


• Read Colossians 2:6-15. When we start to doubt God, how could it be
helpful to look at Jesus and remember the good news of what He has done for
us? (If you want to know more about this good news, check out our “Know
Jesus” page).


• Throughout our lives, we all have questions, frustrations, and concerns
about Christianity. Who are trusted Christians in your life you can talk to
about these things?


Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,
Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do
not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but
we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did
not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Psalm 119:176; Colossians 2:6-Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 4:14-Hebrews 4:16