Blessings of Being Restored To God

The high and lofty one who lives in eternity,

the Holy One, says this:

“I live in the high and holy place

with those whose spirits are contrite and humble.

I restore the crushed spirit of the humble

and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.”

“But those who still reject me are like the restless sea,

which is never still

but continually churns up mud and dirt.

There is no peace for the wicked,”

says my God.

Isaiah 57:15, 20-21

(Northern lights, Iceland)

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)

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