Daily Grace

Daily Grace 1/7/23: Finding Strength In Quietness

Took another walk to the shoreline this morning and really enjoyed the tranquility of a Saturday morning.  

There is something magical about the sound of the ocean waves. The rhythmic sound of the waves crashing against the shore is powerful yet calming. It’s like a reminder that no matter what challenges we face, the ocean will still keep going and never give up.

Listening to the sound of ocean waves gave me a sense of peace; it felt like nothing was unsolvable.  It certainly helped me to recharge and find strength. I think this is what the Bible means by “in quietness, and trust is your strength” (Isaiah 30:15).  We all need to find our way of “quietness” to allow our Creator to speak to us and for us to channel our thoughts to Him.   It may be a hike up the mountain, a walk in the forest, or simply sipping a cup of coffee at your dining table.  Find your way of “quietness,” a way to regain your strength.   

Chinese Version (中文版本):

得力在乎平靜安穩

以賽亞書 30:15

今天又在來到海邊散步。真的很享受週六早上的寧靜。

海浪的聲音真的很奇妙。海浪拍打海岸那有節奏的聲音是強大而平靜。這就像在提醒我們,無論我們面臨怎樣的挑戰,海洋仍將繼續前行,永不放棄。聽著海浪拍打岸邊的聲音,讓我總覺得沒有什麼事情是解決不了的。雖然這不代表每次來看海都可以給我靈感去如何解決問題,但是在這寧靜的清晨,來到聽著海浪的聲音,心靈就像被打了氣,再重拾力量一樣。

我想這就是聖經所說的 “得力在乎平靜安穩”(以賽亞書 30:15)。我們都需要找到讓自己“平靜安穩”的方法,讓我們的造物主能向我們說話,也讓我們能很舒暢地來到祂面前,向祂傾心吐意。這可能是爬山、在公園裡散步,或者只是靜靜地喝一杯咖啡。重新得力。找到你安靜的方式, 然後重新得力。


It’s the new year, and I wanted to restart something that I did ten years ago — keeping a thanksgiving journal to count my blessings daily.  But instead of posting it on Facebook as I did ten years ago, this time is on my blog.  God’s love and grace exist in little things around us, which are only noticeable through a thankful heart. I am looking forward to a year of thankfulness. And may my Daily Grace blog also be a blessing to everyone who reads it and be a source of inspiration and motivation for all of us to be more mindful and thankful for the small blessings we often take for granted.

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