People think that when the going gets tough,
and they’re at their limit and down to their last puff,
when their mind and body cries out from the pain,
and they say to themselves, "I just can’t do this again."
When their heart is pounding against their chest,
from the fear and the tremors they feel in their breast,
when they are sure that everything is over and done,
and their will to fight on, is now all but gone.
And then they find a sudden burst of fire,
that boosts them up and carries them higher,
and to their surprise, they’re able to continue to the end,
believing they came through with a big burst of adrenaline.
And now they go away so proud of their best,
so pleased that they mastered the impossible quest.
"I did it alone, yes, I paid the huge fare.
Now the glory is mine and there’s none to share."
But was that a rush of adrenaline that came from within?
Or was it God that reached down and lifted their chin?
That gave them the hope and the will to carry on,
and the fighting desire that forced them to be strong?
People are quick to take the glory unto their own,
failing to realize that God’s hand is being shown.
History is full of people who almost failed,
but stayed in there and fought until they prevailed.
People who could see God’s hand even when things went wrong.
Like the pioneers who said "Someone helped push my cart
I’ll tell you what I know and I know that this is true,
God helps us even when we think we are through.
When people keep going on, even after they’ve hit the wall,
and then claim the glory themselves, they’ve got a lot of
Tis the Lord their God that meets them when they’re afraid
Yes, it is the Lord their God that meets them just before
And anyone who has run farther than they have ever ran,
will tell you someone was at their side saying "Yes you can."
Yes, it is when you are pushed far beyond what you can do,
that you see the power of God come shining through.