I wrote this in 2009. It still touches me today as I read it at a fresh start of a new day…
It was a long and stressful day at work – two big messy projects are due this Wednesday and Thursday. I left office around 9 pm. Sitting in Metro I was totally exhausted, my mind was spinning with all the data pieces, models, issues, methods, clients and my head ached so badly. After getting off Metro I was on a bus that would depart in 10 minutes. I decided to read a few pages of the book I was carrying in my purse. Here is what met my eye:
Dear Child, God does not say today, “Be strong;”
He knows your strength is spent; He knows how long
The road has been, how weary you have grown,
For He who walked the earthly roads alone,
Each bogging lowland, and each rugged hill,
Can understand, and so He says, “Be still,
And know that I am God.” The hour is late,
And you must rest awhile, and you must wait
Until life’s empty reservoirs fill up
As slow rain fills an empty upturned cup.
Hold up your cup, dear child, for God to fill.
He only asks today that you be still.
Tears rolled down my face as I read these words. What a loving God He is, that He chose to speak to me and give me comfort when I needed it the most. I decided to stop worrying and rest in His presence, tonight and the days ahead.
In case you are wondering, the book I happened to carry today was ‘Springs in the Valley’ by Mrs Charles Cowman, a companion daily devotional book to ‘Streams in the Desert’. The last time I touched it was probably two months ago. For some reason I brought it with me this morning and ended up reading this piece which is designated to be read on October 31st. 🙂