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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22 thoughts on “Run With Perseverance

  1. Nice post as we lighten our load that is lay them aside. Anything that will hinder our blessing we must do away with them. We only need to take up our cross and run the race with patience

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