Saturday, September 28, 2013

a quiet heart

I know of no greater simplifier for all of life.
Whatever happens is assigned.

Does the intellect balk at that?
Can we say that there are things that happen to us
that do not belong to our lovingly assigned "portion"
(This belongs to it, that does not)?

Are some things, then, out of the control of the Almighty?

Every assignment is measured for my eternal good.
As I accept the given portion, other options are cancelled.
Decisions become much easier, directions clearer,
and hence my heart becomes inexpressibly quieter.

A quiet heart is content with what God gives.
~E Elliot

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