Hold On

Written by James A. Frost

When it seems thy soul is tossed
about upon the raging briny deep,
Hold on, and remember you are in
God’s Keep.
Thy time’s burst of dawn will come,
Hold on,
His strength is ours, when ours
is gone.
Thy parched desert shall know His
watering, when,
without reserve, we look up and
ask Him to come in.
Hold on, for His own glory is thy
valley, we walk triumph’s way.
It is in our darkest hour that
His love emits its brightest ray.
Through sorrow God is only
enlarging thee.
So hold on, and know the majestic
sweep of eternity.

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Isaiah 26:3 says “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” It is not easy to hold on in times of despair and trial.  It is a challenge. It tests your faith.  But the words of my father-in-law come as a loving reminder that, when we face dark times, the Lord is our refuge and our hope.

So, hold on to Jesus Christ, when trials come.

Blessings,

Sam Lawrence