“Our labor preserves us from three great evils – weariness, vice and want.”
~ Voltair ~
“A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.”
~ Paul Valery ~
“As I thought of these things, I draw aside the curtains and looked out into the darkness, and it seemed to my troubled fancy that all those little points of light filling the sky were the furnaces of innumerable divine alchemists, who labour continually, turning lead into gold, weariness into ecstasy, bodies into souls, the darkness into God; and at their perfect labour my mortality grew heavy, and I cried out, so as many dreamers and men of letters in our age have cried, for the birth of that elaborate spiritual beauty which could alone uplift souls weighted with so many dreams.” ~ W. B. Yeats ~
“I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-reserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien ~
“God shows us He’s in control
by putting us into situations
we can’t control.”
“For the one who is tired:
Dear heart: 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 walked the earthly roads alone,
each bogging lowland and
each long, steep hill He can understand,
and so He says, “Be still and know that I am God.”
The hour is late and you must rest a while
and you must wait until life’s empty reservoir’s fill up
as slow rain fills up an empty upturned cup.
Hold up your cup, dear child, for God to fill.
He only asks today that you be still.”
~ Grace Noll Crowel ~
Please join me in pray ~ Alicia ~ Nancy ~ Anita ~ my family ~ and you, as God brings you to our minds ~
For more encouragement, please click here. A. J. Gossip, a Scotsman, wrote “BUT WHEN LIFE TUMBLES IN, WHAT THEN?” after his wife suddenly and unexpectedly died. A long read but well worth a moment of your time, especially if you are exhausted, tired, weary.
We Christians have the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – to help, heal, guide, intercede, strengthen. This week has been intense for so many (myself included)…Christians, in the name of Christ, coming against each other; satan coming against Christians; exhaustion and weariness overwhelming so many. We are in trying days and times; evil is on every side and sometimes we become so weary in ‘fighting the good fight’ we forget it’s not in our strength that even the next breath is drawn.