Seeing God through Nature

Over this past summer, I traveled to Iceland and experienced God through the beauty of His creation. Nature is a powerful and constant reminder of God’s presence. Now, during this stressful time of midterms, I want to share some verses of Scripture that offer encouragement and counsel alongside a photo series that displays the wonders of nature. For in Job 12:7-10 it is written:

But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
    or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
    or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
    that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature
    and the breath of all mankind.

It is easy to lose focus on God through busy and stressful times. We need to remember that God is in control and take time to worship Him in the midst of our trials.

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Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3

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Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6

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In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:6

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Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:26-27

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Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

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Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2

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And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24

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Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11