“ … Do not fear, and do not be dismayed … ” Joshua 8:1
That was it! She was ready quit,
How much longer would she have to sit?
Her homework wasn’t done and it never would be,
She didn’t understand it, math never was easy.
But mother was clear–no games till it’s done,
Squirmles was stuck there, and there was no fun.
She had tried, she really had.
She tried explaining this to dad.
“It’s just too hard, I’ll never understand!”
“Slow down and think, I know you can.”
Her dad was right; she knew it was true,
She was tired of trying, but what else could she do?
So she sat a little longer and thought it through again,
It still didn’t make sense, from beginning to end.
But she tried again maybe this time it would,
Eventually and slowly she realized she could.
The problems start making sense and the answers came,
It almost became fun, this problem solving game.
Numbers one through five were now all done,
Complete six through ten and she was on to fun.
Hard times and things are hard to understand.
But don’t give up; it’s a part of His plan.
His plan isn’t always easy; in fact it can be tough,
But he’s given you everything you need … more than enough.
Have you ever faced something you thought you could never complete or get through?
What helped you get through it?
Do you think you are better/stronger after having completed it?