Run With Perseverance

The text for this poem is based upon God’s Word as well as a recent sermon message given at New Life Church, Gahanna, Ohio.

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From Hebrews 12:1-3 

Let us throw off everything

Hindering sin which easily entangles

 

Run life’s race with perseverance

Fixing our eyes on Christ

 

He endures the rugged Cross

Defeating its darkness and shame

 

Now sitting at God’s side

Bringing hope to lost hearts

 

The Message

Life’s race is a marathon

Running with God’s steady faith

 

Life’s marathon, hard and long

Facing emotional ups and downs

 

God sends His encouraging words

Overcoming defeat, distress, and despair

 

Trust in Jesus, keep running

With perseverance, to the end

 

Jesus endures His own marathon

Running to a bloody Cross

 

Following always Jesus’ faithful example

Showing us perseverance and trust

 

Young David ignores Goliath’s size

Focusing on faith in God

 

Christ asks for the impossible

Yet, His journey will succeed

 

Jesus surrenders to God’s plan

Faithfully ignoring—quenching His desires

 

We all suffer sin’s consequences

Christ comes, guarding our hearts

 

Withstanding life’s harsh body blows

In a fallen, broken world

 

Take Action

Trust God, eyes on Jesus

Focus on Christ, remain obedient

 

Replace life’s empty, negative notions

Know Jesus as your Savior!

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