Life is well compared to a race and there are moments when it seems too tough,
So many circumstances in life can cause us to think that life is way too rough.
The heart feels discouragement and is tempted to give in to despair,
Faith teaches us to look unto Jesus for He has promised to be there.
There is much encouragement to be found in the company of witnesses,
They testify that it is possible to cope with the greatest of bitterness.
We draw strength when we look at how these runners succeed in their race,
They learned to cast away every weight and sin and held fast to loving grace.
Looking unto Jesus is the vital truth that we must choose,
When we train our focus on Him alone we will never lose.
He is the great Author and Finisher of our Faith,
He will help us successfully complete our race.
We will find grace and strength, we need not moan,
Jesus endured much more and He relied on God alone.
Let us shrug off discouragement that threatens to weaken our soul,
Let us pray that God would revive us and make us strong and bold.
Inspiration: Hebrews 12:1-2
by Charles Tan
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