2.02.2011

God is Awake

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." ~ Victor Hugo


A lovely thought, no? It takes courage to get through those great sorrows (and we all have them - if we haven't, we know that we will) and it takes patience to endure the small ones. And when we have slogged our way through the day, sorrowing and worrying and praying, we can go to sleep in peace because we know that God is awake.

He is involved in each of our lives. He knows us, He loves us, and He is in control. I need to remember this, especially when I am feeling most stressed, least peaceful and entirely out of control.

He is awake.

8 comments:

Carrie Page said...

You've echoed (more poetically, mind you) my thoughts and emotions as of late. Had this impression come to me in answer to a prayer just this week. I think I just needed to feel the assurance that he knew I was there and that I mattered. xoxo

100 Percent Cottam said...

LOVE that! victor hugo = the man!

jenjamin said...

I love that quote! Thanks for sharing!!!

Natalie Scott said...

Thanks Jan, I really needed this reminder today. Rough week. :)

Mia said...

What an incredibly beautiful quote.

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Thank Heaven..literally!

Ashley said...

Oh, I love this post so much. Thank you!!

Lil Miss Muffet said...

Prayers in thought !