"And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away." -- Steinbeck
I do believe that sometimes the Lord might use other authors to speak to you. Not for the purpose of their words becoming His, but to remind us that He knows what our hearts are saying, thinking, or feeling. There are many pieces of this quote that I appreciate. 1) "Don't worry" -- the simplest saying yet can overwhelm your day if you don't choose to do it. We have no need to worry. 2) "The main thing is not to hurry" -- We want things done now, not tomorrow, or in a week. It rarely happens that everything we want to happen occurs according to our timetable. If we are "not worrying" then the hurry dissipates and there is peace. 3) "Nothing good gets away" -- I feel as though this can be attributed to an effort we put forth along with the fact that we are promised good. There is a myth that tells us that something good in our life will always bring us good feelings, perfect situations and uplifting days. Truth is that it is how you respond and press through those moments that are certain to happen that forms a stronger, tight-knit relationship that will not crumble.
Take heart and choose truth. It is difficult to bear in the moment, but reaps sure reward.
Currently Listening: "Bittersweet Melodies" by Feist