Thursday, January 3, 2019

On Keepin' Our Chins Up and Keepin' the Faith

All those proverbs and clichés we spout are proof of what life has always been about;
living and learning through life’s troubles and our mistakes.
Keeping our chins up, when the going gets tough, the tough get going,
because it’s always darkest before the dawn
so we just keep on keeping on
because tomorrow’s another day
and every cloud has a silver lining
and if a stitch in time didn’t save nine
we put more water in the soup ‘cause there’s better days a-comin’!

 What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.



Seems we’re never at the end of earnin’ some new learnin’
But the greatest of these, love, just keeps us all returnin’
Pedal to the middle, oh, and old nose to the grindstone
Countin’ blessin’s darlin’, workin’ fingers to the bone

Seems life never tires of the curve ball and the cutter
Work a whole harder for a bit of bread an’ butter
Pray a whole lot longer for a seed of faith to cling to
Come what may the Lord will never leave you nor forsake you

What won’t break us makes us stronger, but don’t try to borrow
That which breaks the donkey’s back (don't worry ‘bout tomorrow)
Strive toward the one reward, jubilant and fervent
Face to face with Christ the Lord, “well done, faithful servant”

© Janet Martin

 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. 
Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matt. 6:34

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