“Don’t quit, keep going!” It’s easy to say
But words fall flat, at the end of the day
“Don’t quit, keep going!”, an interesting theory
While trials, troubles, tragedies keep my life dreary
“Don’t quit, keep going!”, love to finish my race
I’m tired and sad, but another day I must face
“Don’t quit, keep going!” The preacher extols
My pain and discouragement have taken its toll
“Why don’t you quit”, my friends say, “Why don’t you give up.”
You must have sinned, you must have messed up.
“Why don’t you quit”, my friends say, “Why try.”
They tell me “Life’s unfair, curse God and die!”
But then I look at people who have endured so much
They inspire me to keep going, with their compassionate touch
They cry real tears, their joy deep and real
They don’t allow the “why’s” to ruin the deal
They allow their hearts to break, not putting on an act
Jesus said, in this world they’ll be sorrow, it’s a fact
Life’s fragile, on our own we’re easily broken
But he also said that trials won’t be the last word spoken
We must remember the words that Jesus said
He has overcome the world, we’re just not there yet
We must remember the cross, he endured the shame,
Because of the joy he knew would follow his suffering.
Consider it all joy, I’m not there yet
But I’ve made up my mind, I’m not going to quit
It’s one day at a time, guarding my heart from dissolution
Finding strength from others, and making God my foundation
So remember Paul’s words, “Don’t get weary in doing right.”
Joy comes in the morning, for those who endure the night.
The promise of Jesus, “He’s preparing a beautiful place”
Where disease is gone, tears dried up and our pain erased.