Today’s thought – Quietness Admist

june6  1115 asleepQuietness – feeling nostalgic,
these little ones are so big now.

Good Afternoon

Amidst is being surrounded by something or having something going on all around you.

Job 34:29 He giveth quietness

Quietness amid the dash of the storm.
We sail the lake with Him still;
and as we reach its middle waters,
far from land,
under midnight skies,
suddenly a great storm sweeps down.
Earth and hell seem arrayed against us,
and each billow threatens to overwhelm.

Then He arises from His sleep,
and rebukes the winds and the waves;
His hand waves benediction and
repose over the rage of the tempestuous elements.
voice is heard above the scream of the wind
in the cordage and the conflict of the billows,
“Peace, be still!”

Can you not hear it?
And there is instantly a great calm.
“He giveth quietness.”
Quietness amid the loss of inward consolations.
He sometimes withdraws these,
because we make too much of them.
We are tempted to look at our joy,
our ecstasies, our transports, or our visions,
with too great complacency.
Then love for love’s sake, withdraws them.
But, by His grace,
He leads us to distinguish between them and Himself.
He draws nigh,
and whispers the assurance of His presence.
Thus an infinite calm comes to keep our heart and mind.
“He giveth quietness.”

Blessed Quietness . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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