“Being confident of this very thing, that He Who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
Sometime I feel discouraged
When I look at my own life,
Too ‘oft it’s filled with sorrow,
Great troubles, toil and strife.
It seems the harder that I try
To do what the Lord says do,
That I “grow weary in well-doing”
And fail to see things through.
It’s in those times of heaviness
When everything has gone wrong,
That I need a fresh touch from the Spirit
To renew my joy and song.
How wonderful is the promise
Found in God’s Word so dear,
That the Lord’s not finished His working
In the “now” and in the “here.”
Instead, He’s continuing to perfect me
Into the image of His dear Son,
So that when my life is over
I’ll be victorious in the race that’s run.
Perhaps we’d all do better
In our journey on this ol’ earth
To remember we’re still “under construction”
While the Savior gives us great worth.
Without His grace and mercy
We’re as wretched as can be,
But when our Lord starts working—
Why, it’s a marvelous thing to see!
He takes a heap of “nothin’”
And performs a work of grace—
Transforming us into fit vessels
Until we see Jesus face-to-face.
by Tom Smith