Don’t Lose Heart

Your heart’s been asking to find
An explanation of some kind
Or a whisper of direction
That will help make you more certain
That the time you spend moving
Adds to gain in some direction
For to meet some destination
To add up to more than treading water
Of counted minutes and tallied miles
Accumulated tears and smiles
That seem to fade in the passing isles
Of life’s passing day to day trials
You’ve been hoping for a taste
To sink your teeth into the certainty of discovering that place
And find shoes that fit your soul to run its race
That won’t blister it up or slow down its pace
But that assurance has yet to find for your head such a shoulder to embrace
And sometimes the changing scenes all start to look the same
But don’t lose hope
And don’t lose heart
In these moments you are needed most to just be who you are
To rediscover every color in a priceless work of art
And remember He will finish every good work that He starts
It’s His promise, so don’t lose hope
And don’t lose heart
And the wind picks up, and the sky just turns to gray
And any place would suit you better, maybe just a hint of escape
If only just till the storm has passed, but no such exit shows its face
You know the pendulum will swing and you’ll be rebounded again by grace
To return you to a place of solace like steps in a path that get retraced
But the cycle sometimes brings to the surface things you thought had been erased
And sometimes the changing scenes all start to look the same
So don’t lose hope
And don’t lose heart
In these moments you are needed most to just be who you are
To rediscover every color in a priceless work of art
And remember He will finish every good work that He starts
It’s His promise, so don’t lose hope