I Need Thy sense of Time

patient angler by Dieter_G

I Need Thy sense of Time
   Always I have an underlying anxiety about things.
   Sometimes I am in a hurry to achieve my ends
   And am completely without patience.  It is hard for me
   To realize that some growth is slow,
   That all processes are not swift.  I cannot always discriminate
   Between what takes time to develop and what can be rushed,
   Because my sense of time is dulled.
   I measure things in terms of happenings.
   O to understand the meaning of perspective
   That I may do all things with a profound sense of leisure – of time.

Howard Thurman, 1899 – 1981, African American civil rights leader


Why do you complain, Jacob?
    Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

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