I Refuse to Be Discouraged

I refuse to be discouraged, 
To be sad, or to cry; 
I refuse to be downhearted, 
and here's the reason why:

I have a God who's mighty, 
Who's sovereign and supreme; 
I have a God who loves me, 
and I am on His team.

He is all-wise and powerful. 
Jesus is His name; 
Though everything is changeable,
 My God remains the same.

My God knows all that's happening; 
Beginning to the end; 
His presence is my comfort; 
He is my dearest Friend.

When sickness comes to weaken me,
To bring my head down low,
I call upon my mighty God;
Into His arms I go.

When circumstances threaten
to rob me of my peace;
He draws me close unto His breast,
Where all my strivings cease.

When my heart melts within me,
and weakness takes control;
He gathers me into His arms,
He soothes my heart and soul.

The great "I AM" is with me.
My life is in His hand;
The "Son of the Lord" is my hope,
It's in His strength I stand.

I refuse to be defeated,
My eyes are on my God;
He has promised to be with me,
as through this life I trod.

I'm looking past all my circumstances,
To Heaven's throne above;
My prayers have reached
the heart of God
I'm resting in His love.

I give God thanks in everything.
My eyes are on His face;
The battle's His, the victory mine;
He'll help me win the race.

Author Unknown