Revive Me #24–See It Through

Revive Me, Week #24– A Year of Growing Stronger in the Lord

See It Through

When you’re up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don’t let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you’re beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don’t give up, whate’er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!

By Edgar Albert Guest

I hope this poem invigorates you as much as it does me.  Sometimes life involves inconveniences, sacrifice, and hard work.  I don’t want to grow soft!  I don’t want to give up when faced with obstacles.   I don’t want to always seek the easy route.  I don’t want to become dependent upon instant gratification.  I don’t want a reputation as someone who bails when things don’t go the way I planned or require some grit.  I want to “square my shoulders” and “see it through.”

  • When it comes to serving, teaching, volunteering, or visiting, “never tire of doing good” (2 Thess. 3:13).
  • When beset by trials or hardships, be “patient in affliction and devoted to prayer” (Rom. 12:12).
  • When trying to overcome a temptation, “have great endurance” (Col. 1:11).
  • When you’re trying to make a difference in the lives of those around you, “do not give up” (Gal. 6:9).
  • When discouraged by what you see around you, “be faithful until death” (Rev. 2:10).

See it through!  And let’s help each other see it through.

Suggestions for the Week:

  1.  Has it been awhile since you’ve kept a commitment?  Look for a way to be more involved in the Lord’s church and keep it up.
  2.  Have you found yourself hopping from job to job or having a hard time reaching goals you’ve set?  Do some soul searching to find out what’s at the heart of the problem?  Is it laziness, dissatisfaction, discontentment?  Lack of discipline or patience?  When you discover what’s holding you back, look up Scriptures having to do with it.
  3.  Look for good role models when it comes to commitment and determination.
  4.  Discouraged by your circumstances?  Print off the “See It Through” poem and put it where you can see it.
  5.  Ask God to help you be willing to do hard things.

Read it.  Memorize it.  Live it.

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