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Topic: STORM (10/05/17)
TITLE: Along the lonely street
By Betty Overstreet
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I always believed it would be so easy; grow up, meet the right person, he would sweep me off my size ten feet and life would be a bed of beautiful red roses.
I bet thats what you thought too, didnt you? I thought, as I slowly passed another person walking down the rough, narrow sidewalk.
Im so glad I ran into you today, Tammy said, as she startled me out of my self-pity. I so needed someone to talk to who cares about me, but I didnt want to call and bother you.
Tammy, you know you can always call me when you need me. Ill try my best to help but you have to let me know what is going on,
Betty, she said, as we hugged each other tightly, I just feel like my heart is breaking into a million pieces. My husband just told me he is in love with my friend, Judy, and he wants a divorce! Can you imagine, after twenty-five years of marriage. And cheating with my best friend?
You know, Tammy, I am probably not the best person to give you advise, but I can hold you while you cry and we can pray together for God to guide you through this terrible time. Would that be alright?
I can certainly use all the hugs I can get right now and it seems like that God you pray to comes through for you when you talk to Him. Maybe you can teach me how to talk to Him like you do. Ive never known anything about this Christian life you mention from time to time.
Oh Tammy, My God loves you the same as He loves me and you can just talk to Him anytime. He will listen and guide you through the many storms of life that threaten to destroy you, I replied.
I feel so much better now, Tammy said, just being able to talk to you.
Betty, I guess Im really being selfish. When I saw you walking down the street a few minutes ago, I felt you were really unhappy about something and here I am just loading you down with my problem. So tell me whats wrong in your world.
You know, Tammy, I was walking along feeling there was a real storm brewing in my relationship with my new boyfriend but I realize now, its nothing compared to what you are going through so how about we just sit down on this bench over here by that big old Oak Tree and we will pray together about both our problems. I am sure God will give us both the insight we need to get through our stormy season.
By the way, speaking of my God, I wonder if you would like to come to church with me on Sunday morning. I would be happy to pick you up. Maybe we could go out to lunch at the new caf down on Main Street.
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