Friday, April 17, 2009

Only a bend in the road...

I've had a hump in my recovery: an infection that's been causing pain and interrupted sleep! Yesterday was hard, but today I'm beginning to feel a lot better. A friend of mine loaned a book to me called, In the Vineyard of the Lord, and it is the autobiography of Helen Steiner Rice and includes many of her poems. The following poem was written at a time in which she was going through some hard times. Every time I've read it, it's brought tears to my eyes. My two surgeries and infections are only a bend in the road....all planned by God and for his glory! I hope that it will be an encouragement to you now, and during times that are difficult.

The End of the Road is but a Bend in the Road
by Helen Steiner Rice

When we feel we have nothing left to give
And we are sure that the "song has ended"--
When our day seems over and the shadows fall
And the darkness of night has descended,
Where can we go to find the strength
To valiantly keep on trying,
Where can we find the hand that will dry
The tears that the heart is crying--
There's but one place to go and that is to God
And, dropping all pretense and pride,
We can pour out our problems without restraint
And gain strength with Him at our side--
And together we stand at life's crossroads
And view what we think is the end,
But God has a much bigger vision
And He tells us it's ONLY A BEND--
For the road goes on and is smoother,
And the "pause in the song" is a "rest,"
And the part that's unsung and unfinished
Is the sweetest and richest and best--
So rest and relax and grow stronger,
LET GO and LET GOD share your load,
Your work is not finished or ended,
You've just come to "A BEND IN THE ROAD."


The Watts Family said...

Praying ....You feel Better Soon!

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks so much...getting better every day.:) How's your boy doing?

Christina said...

Your in our prayers Theo! God's healing and comfort.

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks, Christina. I'm doing so much better now.:)