“Grades, grades” is all I hear
Like a clock ticking inside my ear.
“Try your hardest and do your best,
And study real hard for that big test.”
What if I try hard and fail?
Will all my work be to no avail?
I know everything now affects my life,
But sometimes all it feels like is strife.
What if I’m not valedictorian?
What would be my story then?
Often I feel like I’m not good enough
And I’m always overwhelmed by all this stuff.
But God’s gentle voice tells me it will all be okay
That I just need to listen to what He has to say.
I am loved no matter what,
And He will direct me even if a door is shut.
Grades do not define my worth;
I am loved by the Creator of the earth.