Calming Waters of God’s Word

By Patrick Hawthorne


This very morning, I was awakened to an extremely rambunctious brain.  Thoughts were here and thoughts were there.  To say I had the attention span of a two year old on IV Koolaid with extra sugar would not be an overstatement. My thoughts were so scattered that my customary morning of walking Little Odie and talking to the Lord was more of just watching Odie smell the roses, if you know what I mean.

Going back into the house, with Odie a few ounces lighter, I sat down to my computer.  Another customary morning habit is to go to Scripture Typer and review my morning memory verses.  I did not really feel like reviewing verses, but just sucked it up and went for it.

The first verse that popped up for review was James 5:16, “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another that you may be healed.  The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.  Immediately, upon typing out the verse, my brain settled down and calmness washed over me.  Just as quickly a peace, a peace which passes all understanding, filled my soul and an old hymn filled my heart.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalms 119:105).  Light brings a calmness to ease minds in these dark times in which we live.  If your mind is racing or is at unease, tell those rowdy thoughts to shush it by letting the calming waters of God’s Word wash over you.  Be blessed, my friends.

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15 comments on “Calming Waters of God’s Word
  1. Truly needed your calming words today. Blessings, Patrick!


  2. Jules says:

    His Word washes us – not just to cleanse us but to refresh us and calm us. It provides everything else we might need. What an amazingly good God!

    Thank you for mentioning Scripture Typer, I now have a new help for memorising verses and keeping me on track.


  3. Terri Nida says:

    I can so relate to crazy brain! Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll have to check out the Scripture typer


  4. I know this so well. I plunge to the bottom of my sorrowful, deep thoughts then God retunes my heart and I rise to the top to breathe new spring air and walk in the Light again. I’m a bit of a flake meandering like my thoughts here, there, and down but Jesus is always the same and quietly waits for me to return. Other times, He grabs me by the waisteband of my pants and pulls me back just in the nick of time. But at all times, God’s Word is peace and reason in a troubled, unreasonable world. The very Word’s of life for this sort of crazy old woman.


  5. I have many days like this and it takes only the word to restore calmness and peace within me.


  6. SLIMJIM says:

    What a testimony that when we read the Word even when “we don’t feel like it,” God is faithful and often we recieve His Word that we most needed

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