Its difficult to find ways to refresh the weary soul when the things that used to rejuvenate you are no longer a viable option. Not only do those things tire you out, but they are reminders of what has been taken from you.
In my battle, I found peace and quiet when swallowed up in the beauty of nature. God’s masterpieces soothed and quieted the fighting of my soul. I found peace in the silence, with nothing but His music to hear and the creations of His beautiful mind to be observed.
I share with you some of the beauty I’ve discovered over the years.
“He sends forth spring in the valleys; they flow between mountains”
“They give drink to every beast of the field”
“Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they lift up their voices”
“He causes the grass to grow for the beasts”
“The high mountains are for the wild goats”
“The cliffs are a refuge for the rock badger”
“He made the moon for the seasons”
“The sun knows the place of its setting”
“O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your possessions” (Ps 104).
Rugged and untamed beauty
Tender loyalty and protection
The intricate beauty
“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Ps 23).