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?