My Need For Approval

Lord, when the need for approval
Becomes a driving force inside me;
Or when approval is withheld,
Or denied to me completely,
With devastating results;
Help me to see that the only
Approval I really need - IS YOURS!

And that I have Your approval already
Through the sacrifice of Jesus
On the Cross on my behalf,
Through which all my shortcomings,
Weaknesses, sins and disobedience,
Were blotted out forever.

So help me, Lord, to accept
The loving approval of my Heavenly father,
Which should make the approval of others
Unnecessary,(although always welcome!)

And gratefully, as I accept Yours!