Thursday, August 11, 2005

i refuse

here is a little poem that i had posted near my computer one winter ... nothing profound in the verse or wording, just an attitude that i want to cultivate daily ... it was written by the world famous "anon" ... :o)

I Refuse

I refuse to be discouraged. To be sad, or to cry.
I refuse to be downhearted, and here’s the reason why
I have a God who’s mighty, Who’s sovereign and supreme,
I have a God who loves me, and I am on His team.

He is all-wise and powerful. Jesus is His name.
Though everything is changeable, My God remains the same.

My God knows all that’s happening; Beginning to the end;
His presence is my comfort; He is my dearest Friend.

When sickness comes to weaken me, To bring my head down low,
I call upon my mighty God; Into His arms I go.

When circumstances threaten to rob me of my peace;
He draws me close unto His breast, Where all my strivings cease.

When my heart melts within me, and weakness takes control,
He gathers me into His arms. He soothes my heart and soul.

The Great "I AM" is with me. My life is in his hand
The "Son of the Lord" is my hope. It’s in His strength I stand.

I refuse to be defeated. My eyes are on my God;
He has promised to be with me, As through this life I trod.

I’m looking past all circumstance, to heaven’s throne above;
My prayers have reached the heart of God, I’m resting in His love.

I give God thanks in everything. My eyes are on His face;
The battle’s His, the victory mine; He’ll help me win the race.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!!

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