Category Archives: Blessings

Blessings of The Stillness Only God Can Bring

Some went off to sea in ships,

plying the trade routes of the world.

They, too, observed the LORD’s power in action,

his impressive works on the deepest seas.

He spoke, and the winds rose,

stirring up the waves.

Their ships were tossed to the heavens

and plunged again to the depths;

the sailors cringed in terror.

They reeled and staggered like drunkards

and were at their wits’ end.

“LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble,

and he saved them from their distress.

He calmed the storm to a whisper

and stilled the waves.

What a blessing was that stillness

as he brought them safely into harbor!

Psalm 107:23-30

(Vik, Iceland)

Blessings of Walking In his Presence

Your unfailing love will last forever.

Your faithfulness is an enduring as the heavens.

All heaven will praise your great wonders, LORD;

myriads of angels will praise you for your faithfulness.

For who in all of heaven can compare with the LORD?…

O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies!

Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O LORD?

You are entirely faithful.

You rule the oceans.

You subdue their storm-tossed waves.

The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours;

everything in the world is yours—you created it all.

You created north and south…

Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,

for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD.

Psalm 89:2; 5-6; 8-9; 11-12; 15

(Galveston 2018)