I'm sorry this poem is a few days late, but I had a car accident. A woman ran a red light and hit the passenger side of my car giving me whiplash. I'm doing much better now, but had to stay off the computer for 2 weeks.
While I was in quite a bit of pain and unable to work or do anything for that matter, I had lots of time to feel sorry for myself. It seems I have been through quite a lot the past year and I guess it just got the best of me. I felt like I had no more fight in me so I started to have a private pity party, but it lasted for over a week. As I've said before it is okay to take time for yourself, but this time I overdid it. Satan seemed to have his way with me, but only because I didn't fight to stay strong.
The good news is that when I was down God was beside me and helped me to regain my strength. I always felt his presence and never once stopped believing. I think what it was is I tried to battle things by myself instead of falling into the arms of Jesus and letting him help me. As I started to feel better life started to look better, too. I am now feeling much better and able to see the tricks Satan tries to play on me, but with God's help I am now stronger and I will stay that way.
This month's 2017 poem, "In the Storm," was written as I started to feel better. It's a reminder to all of you to lean on Jesus when life beats you up like it did me. It was a really rough road for me, but Satan didn't win because I had the armor of God on. Please take the best of care of yourselves and when life does get you down, look up and give your pain to Jesus. He love us both and will be there to carry you through any heartache like he did me.