The Calm After The Storm… (Canticle of Hezekiah 5/6)

” What am I to say to tell Him?  He has done it.  I shall go on through all my years to spite the bitterness in my soul.  Those who live , whom the Lord protects.  Yours, the life of my spirit, you have given me life and health.  THis is my bitterness transformed into peace.  You have preserved my life from the pit of destruction , when you cast behind your back all of my sins “.

In this section of the reflection Hezekiah has found some relief from his suffering and illness, an now realizes that he has received his health back and his anxiety about his possible death has passed.


After we experience some trial that might be seen as catastrophic, there comes a point after the worst is over that the realization comes, and a new reality comes into view.  Regardless of what that crisis is, there comes a point where the realization is that you will survive and although things may not be what they were before that crisis there is joy to be had in what ever the new circumstance happens to be.

Possibly the crisis has passed and in the contemplation of  God, and maybe in your prayer life , words fail to say adequately what you want to express.  You may be at a point where you have difficulty formulating a good response for what your heart wants to say.  God understands the moaning of our hearts, that which fails in our words.

Like Hezekiah, we may realize in the process of dealing with out own crisis, know that we are sinful, and to spite this fact that God blesses us even though we may be in crisis, even if its difficult to see at the moment when we are in the storm, God is ever present, and loves us.

In the course of hardships and turmoil there are blessings.  Maybe  this is is not the cross you wanted to carry.   This may not be where you wanted to be in your career, or this may not be where you wanted to live.  You did not plan to get sick, or you lost someone close to you.  Whether it came suddenly or just slowly happened so you did not see it.  You find yourself in a situation you may not care for.  You may find yourself asking God why you are in the situation you are in.

There is an old proverb that says s” Seeking is the first step on the journey to understanding…”  In that light , keep seeking the answer.  The fact that you seek is not so much a way to understand what has happened, but is the first step in the journey to seeking out what God may be trying to tell you or show you.




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One Response to “The Calm After The Storm… (Canticle of Hezekiah 5/6)”

  1. SaintlySages Says:

    As a child rests in his mother’s arms, so my soul rests in God (Ps 131). God bless!

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