Coffee Talk: “Don’t Quit”

 

This week has dragged on with much need of motivation. Read a lot about sin, and that’s a hopeless situation. The rain beating against the pain didn’t help at all. None of these politicians seem to truly answer the call.

When things get me down a bit, I reflect on what God has already done. I reflect on who he is in my life, agree to trust that he is still in control, and intentionally steady the course to which he has called me.

My mom sent me an excerpt of this poem while I was attending college. I read it often.

“Don’t Quit” by Mychal Wynn

When people pull you down, as they often will

When the battle you’re fighting is all uphill

When the funds are low and the debts are high

When you’re laughing, although you’d rather cry

When you discover yourself slowing down a bit

Stop and take a deep breath, but don’t you quit

 

Although you’ve worked so hard just to get this far

You must steady your pace, just to stay where you are

You’ll need twice the effort to make your way

Tomorrow won’t come, until you’ve conquered today

And if you discover yourself slowing down a bit

Stop and rest if you must, but don’t you quit

 

Always do the best that you can possibly do

Treasure true friends who are far and few

Never give up, whatever the burden you bear

Just one more step might get you there

Often the battle that is proceeding slow

Will conclude abruptly, when dealt another blow

 

Succeed in believing that you will not fail

Use diligence and determination to set your sail

When the weather is stormy and the waters are rough

In the moment of peril the strong get tough

Whenever life presses you down a bit

Stand up and shout, “I will not quit!”

No matter the situation, “I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.” Psalm 13: 5-6

How are you feeling today?

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