The other day, I went to visit a friend who is having a really difficult time, and is going through some very, very tough circumstances that quite honestly, aren't fair. No one should have to go through what she and her family are dealing with. You could probably say that about a lot of hard things, but I'm not really thinking about other stuff, my mind is on my friend and her specific situation.
Later that evening when I finally got home, I opened up one of the ... um ... five daily devotionals that I read. It's called Streams in the Desert. If you do not own it, buy it. It's such an awesome daily read, and while Jesus Calling is and probably always will be one of my favorites, Streams in the Desert touches my heart in a much more penetrating way. This poem was part of the devotion for Wednesday, July 9th, and it cut me to the core: