Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
Those looking down are cheering the race. Applauding the runners not their pace.
Pulling out front does not make them roar. But trusting in God brings shouting for more.
So ignore the distractions that so easily trick. keep your eyes upon Jesus through thin and through thick.
When the day comes that you finish the race. You’ll hear well done, but for now rest in God’s grace.
Do not hide Your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love. Psalm 143:7-8
I hear God’s unfailing love in the singing of His birds. I see Your unfailing love in the sunrise above the mountains. I smell Your unfailing love in the scent of the pines and flowers. I know Your unfailing love in the promise that Your Spirit is always with me, and will guide me home to be with You.
Yesterday we had so much fun, the joy that children bring. To have the laughter never end, In songs we love to sing.
Days cut short, I wanted longer; So much joy yet to sow. Sadly time consumes the love we share— I turn older as they grow.
At the end of day I can’t keep up, My strength a fading sorrow. But my hope is in Jesus Christ. Who makes yesterday a foretaste of tomorrow.
In Jesus we have a sure hope that our tomorrows will be even better than our yesterdays.
We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone. Psalm 33:20-22
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Corinthians 2:9
My voice is not too faint, My prayer not too small. My God bends down to listen, and grants me mercy when I call.
I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD: “Please, LORD, save me!” How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! The LORD protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me. Let my soul be at rest again, for the LORD has been good to me. He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so I walk in the LORD’s presence as I live here on earth! Psalm 116:1-9 NLT
When the road seems to go on with no end in sight. Rejoice for God is near and joy is in the journey. Be glad for God holds you, keep going by His might.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
The dawn speaks of God’s promise for a new day. The birds rejoice with songs I long to sing. The trees form stained glass windows to behold heaven’s beauty. All nature hints of God’s glory for those who wait and earnestly seek Him.
For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! Isaiah 64:4
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Psalm 105:3
My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 NLT
O Lord, life is hard and I stumble at every turn. Come and talk with Me. I’ve made so many mistakes, I’ve ruined everything. Come and talk with Me. I have hurt those close to me. Come and talk with Me. I deserve to suffer for what I’ve done. Come and talk with Me. My life is beyond recovery. Come and talk with Me. How can I come when I can’t forgive myself? Come and talk with Me. Lord my heart wants to come but I’m scared. Come and talk with Me. Lord, I am coming… Please, help me come.