Busy Days

Oh, for wisdom to know ...what clutter to cut out of our lives
                                        ...when to put on the brakes
                                        ...what is on God's 'to do' list for our lives

I was feeling overwhelmed last night when I picked up a little book of poems from my bookcase and read this poem. It was just what I needed.
So Swift the Way!
So Short the Day!
by Helen Steiner Rice
In this fast-moving world
of turmoil and tension,
With problems and troubles,
too many to mention,
Our days are so crowded 
and our hours are so few,
There's So Little Time
and So Much to Do...
We are pressured and pushed 
until we are 'dizzy',
There's never a minute 
we're not crazily busy',
And sometimes we wonder
as we rush through the day--
Does God Really Want Us
To Hurry This Way?
Why are we impatient
and continually vexed,
And often bewildered,
disturbed and perplexed?
Perhaps we're too busy
with our own selfish seeking
To hear the dear Lord 
when He's tenderly speaking...
We are working so tensely
in our self-centered way,
We've no time for listening
to what God has to say,
And hard as we work,
at the end of the day
We know in our hearts
we did not 'pay our way'...
But God in His mercy
looks down on us all,
And though what we've done 
is so pitifully small,
He makes us feel welcome
to kneel down and pray
For the chance to do better
as we start a new day,
And life would be better 
if we learned to rely
On our Father in heaven
without asking 'Why'
And if we'd remember 
as we rush through the day,
'The Lord is Our Shepherd
and He'll Lead The Way'...
So don't rush ahead
in reckless endeavour,
Remember 'He Leadeth'
 and ''Time is Forever'!

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