Life’s not just a game everyone thinks they’re playing;
Look back, then look ahead to see what I’m saying.
Drowning in details? Take a new look today;
Gather the evidence and see what the facts say.
You’re building on accumulations, so keep on track;
Notice the necessities, admit what you lack.
Put those thoughts into words on paper for review;
Set a goal for today and figure out how, too.
Conquer any depression, anger, and fear;
Talk to the LORD, you remember He is here.
Expect some challenges ahead, and try your best,
Each trouble is just another growing-up test.
Grow stronger when you open your heart and pray;
Look ahead with new confidence right now, today.
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by Elaine Hardt ©2017