11.10.2020

Be relaxed and resigned. Let the storm rage until it is raged out, even if the waves break over your head. You will merely be washed, not drowned. To be sure, you must accept it graciously, if you have to swallow a few mouths full of bitter sea water.

 

"Be relaxed and resigned. Let the storm rage until it is raged out, even if the waves break over your head. You will merely be washed, not drowned. To be sure, you must accept it graciously, if you have to swallow a few mouths full of bitter sea water. Afterwards, God will again give you honey."

 

About 1 1/2 hours ago I grabbed a snack and opened a browser of a blogger profile that had a long list of blogs they used to follow (I say 'used to' because 99.9% of people gave up blogging around 2010-2014 and it's not easy to find blogs that are still being updated).  So these are old links to old blogs.  Some have been taken over by people in China and India and are full of ads and spam but some are there for reading so I found myself immersed in one.  

That led to them asking for prayers for another blog and linked to it.  I got immersed in that one.  At some point during my immersion into blog posts from 2007 and 2008 I saw a quote I liked attributed to a saint I think (?) - but I was busy reading and didn't have time to look it up so I quickly highlighted the quote text with my mouse and copied and pasted it into a new browser to look up later.  *I do this a lot.  Find a quote, poem or bible quote I like and write it out and put it up near my desk*

And then an hour went by of me reading;  I had cried my eyes out after the baby everyone was praying for in the blog passed away, I smiled when a year later they had another baby that was born healthy and without the health issues; I read 2 or 3 other blog pages and then... finally... got back to that quote.

I did a Duck Duck Go search and expected to immediately see the quote pop up with the person who said it.

But I didn't.

As a matter of fact I got a bunch of song lyrics that had 'rage' in them; I got hits for things like the band W.A.S.P. and  Rage Against the Machine and I got surfing links.

So I tried Google.  Pretty much the same kind of stuff.  Even quotes and only quoting parts of it didn't lead me to who said it.  It wasn't even listed.

So now, 1 1/2 hours after I stumbled upon it... somewhere?  I have zero idea where it came from or who said, but I like it.

So, for those of you who need to hear it, here it is again....

 

"Be relaxed and resigned. Let the storm rage until it is raged out, even if the waves break over your head. You will merely be washed, not drowned.

To be sure, you must accept it graciously if you have to swallow a few mouths full of bitter sea water. Afterwards, God will again give you honey."

 

 

 

 

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