I Refuse


Dear Sirs and Madams,
I am writing concerning the poem that you have put in your e-mail….. I wrote this poem shortly after my daughter was murdered and I have noticed that many ppl are using it in thier e-mail ministries and web site ministries. I dont have a problem with that but I do have a problem with the slight changes and the unknown author. If you wouldn’t mind when you use the poem in the future to use the poem in its origional and intirety format and add my name as the author I woulds appriciate it. Inclosed is a copy of the poem in its intirety along with the copy right. thank you very much for your time and for addressing the matter accordingly. I understand that many dont know the story behind the poem but it means alot to me.
Thank you ,
Your Sister In Christ…
BJ George

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

written by BJ George
copyright @ BJ George 22601