Bend In The Road

March 29, 2007

When we feel we have nothing left to give
And we are sure that the song has ended
When our day seems over and the shadows fall
And the darkness of night has descended.

Where can we go to find the strength
To valiantly keep on trying,
Where can we find the hand that will dry
The tears that the heart is crying.

There’s but one place to go and that is to God
And, dropping all pretense and pride,
We can pour out our problems without restraint
And gain strength from Him at our side.

And together we stand at life’s crossroads
And view what we think is the end
But God has a much bigger vision
And He tells us it’s only a bend.

For the road goes on and is smoother
And the pause in the song is a rest
And the part that’s unsung and unfinished
Is the sweetest and richest and best.

So rest and relax and grow stronger
Let go and let God share your load
Your work is not finished or ended,
You’ve just come to a bend in the road.

  • raghu May 22, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Nice little poem. The popular saying is “Bend in the Road is not End of the Road”

  • rosemary July 27, 2010 at 6:19 am

    The author of this poem is really Helen Steiner Rice, a great inspirational American poet. Check it out on google.

  • Shalini February 24, 2011 at 2:56 am

    sweet one

  • Alexandra September 11, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Actually this poem was written by Helen Steiner Rice, not “Praveen.”

  • Pierre March 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Helen or Praveen this became hopeful to me. thanks.