I came across this quotable cards magnet a few years ago browsing in Barnes & Noble and it’s really stuck with me. No pun intended. It’s special to me for two reasons.
First, it introduced me to Rainer Maria Rilke. I had come across a few of his poems before, but in my search for the one this quote comes from I fell in love with all the rest. If you’re interested in poetry at all you should check Rilke out. Just beautiful writing.
Second, it’s a wonderful reminder for me. I like to look for inspiration in everything I read and when I come across quotes like this I take time to think about how it applies to my life. In this case, I was really moved by the thought that God is going to be the one to show me the answers.
I have this big picture of how I think my life is supposed to be. It often leads me to forget about living in each day and trusting His plan for me. I’m so focused on where I think I should be that I forget He already knows. Thinking of the questions I have as “books written in a very foreign language” is perfect for me. I can’t read ahead so I know what’s coming. I must live and love each day the same way I read the books I love. I have to trust that the Lord will continue to translate for me as I stay close to Him. He begs me to have patience and enjoy the journey of discovering His answers.