And so a chapter closes
and a new one is begun.
Though the future is uncertain
the same race must still be run.

So persevere, my friend,
for the Lord will guide your feet,
and the good work He began in you
He surely will complete.

Trials you have faced already,
yet more will the future hold.
They will test your faith
for it is much more precious than gold.

In this you greatly rejoice
(even though the trials grieve),
for your faith will be refined
as you are sifted in each sieve.

The One who can keep you from falling
(who holds you in the palm of His hand)
He will present you faultless
when you come to the Promised Land.

So wisdom, understanding,
and the Lord your God pursue,
for only He can show you
the path He has for you.

MEM, May 2, 2013


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