Sunday, November 7, 2010

Keep On Keepin' On


Keep On Keepin’ On

You gotta keep on keepin’ on… when the way seems long
You gotta keep on keepin’ on… till God gives you a song

Life is really hard sometimes… but you can’t let it get you down
You just gotta keep on keepin’ on… till a smile replaces that frown

Don’t let fear defeat you… just let faith take its rightful stand
And keep on keepin’ on… my dear friend… as the Lord holds tightly to your hand

I know you’ll want to give up sometimes… and just lay down and cry
But what good does that do you… when you believe Satan’s lie?

He would like to beat you down… so far… that you never will survive
But when you trust in God’s sweet love…your faith He will revive!

He always keeps His promises… cuz our God does not lie
He collects your tears in a bottle…and hears your every cry

His heart is touched by your deep grief…He always understands
He suffered much…died in your place…and met righteous demands

We fall short, but He did not…He was the perfect Lamb
Our sins He laid upon that cross and stretched out nail pierced hands

His mission was to ransom us…and buy us with His blood
Save us from the depths of Hell…and from the raging flood

Life feels just like that sometimes…like the flood will pull us down
Like the waves are crashing upon us… and we’re just about to drown

He’s always aware of our struggles…He’s there to reach out His hand
He’ll pull you up from the stormy sea… and set you on dry land

So just cry out to Jesus… and surrender to His peace
You’ll feel His strong compassion…and He’ll give you sweet release

You’ll feel like you can make it…when He’s there by your side
If you’ll just accept His charity…and let go of all your pride

He’ll be your best cheerleader…when you and He become a team
And you’ll just … keep on keepin’ on…as you realize every dream!

Written by Linda Hogeland for Toni…Nov. 2010

7 comments:

Karin said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your poems!

Deanna said...

Howdy Linda!
Very nice and encouraging poem for Toni and all that read this post.

Sometimes the things we go through or happen to us can get to us. Knock the wind right out of our sails.
Loving and encouraging words are life to us.
Encouraging words are light to our darkness.

Your words and poems are life and light to many!!!
Keep on keeping on.

God bless you and may you have a sweet week.
d

Kristin said...

Beautiful, Momma Linda! HOpe you are having a wonderful Sunday :)

Good to be a Queen said...

This was beautiful and a wonderful dose of needed encouragement....I've never heard of a Miche purse party...But it sounds like my kind of party...Have a beautiful week my friend...

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful poem and a wonderful way to encourage your friend. Thank you so much for sharing!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Loved this...and needed it tonight! Thank you, my friend. Your heart for the Lord is always a blessing to me.

Love you...

croleyc69 said...

Very beautiful and I really enjoyed this one. Had a relative pass away last night. This was such a blessing to read.

Caroline