A writer always dreams of having a story to tell, but a good story always has a struggle in it. A great story has a great struggle. My coming book, Finding Bittersweet is the story of a great struggle… I thank God for it looking back.
If you are in a great struggle, God is writing a great story, if you trust Him. Get alone with God and tell Him, “Strengthen me to trust you with this great hardship Lord.”
Your life will make great reading–great telling one day. Your children and grandchildren will tell your story and people will press into Christ because of it. Trust Him and never stop.
Wrestling in the Cold
I yield to moral weakness this morning.
I loop through a fast-food place
for coffee and a sausage muffin
It’s unmercifully cold.
The fast food girl frowns,
and braces against the bitter wind.
It’s blowing directly into her face.
She’s not very friendly.
I try to cheer her, but she is busy and cold.
She’s doing two things at once,
to keep the fast food fast.
I see on old car out of the corner of my eye,
No bumper. Plastic bag for a side window
I wonder if it is hers.
I wonder how hard it would be
to keep a sunny disposition
While wrestling poverty in the cold.