THE END OF THE ROAD
IS BUT A BEND IN THE ROAD

When we feel we have nothing left to give
                   and we are sure that the “song has ended”
When our day is over and the shadows fall
                   and the darkness of the night has descended,
Where can we go to find the strength
                   to valiantly keep on giving?

Where can we find the hand that will dry
                    the tears that the heart is crying...
There is 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.

Helen Steiner Rice.

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