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Promises of Restoration

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I’ve been meaning to place this scripture on a photo that would best depict it’s meaning and beauty for several months. The Lord has done something in my life that is nothing short of miraculous. I was in a deep, dark place for a long time. While I won’t share details, just know that when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, whether you’re in that valley for days, weeks, months, or years, God promises to be there right with you, and bring you up out of the depths, and restore your life again!
The lilly in this photo was the only lilly and the only flower in full bloom along the walkway in my housing development. There were no other flowers around it—just green shrubs and weeds. So naturally I stopped to photograph it. It took me a long time to get the perfect shot because I was using my 40 mm macro lens, which will produce a blurred image with the slightest bit of camera shake. But lo and behold, I was able to get a gorgeous shot in full focus. Enjoy!

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Scripture and Snapshot

8 Responses to “Promises of Restoration”

  1. Joanne Norton

    Thank you… both the photo and the sharing. I’ve hit a spot that hasn’t been figured out, yet… mental and physical issues … and it’s a real everyday struggle. I know the Lord is in and on my heart. That’s what counts.

  2. Mia

    Dear Judy
    I think we all go through this terrible, frightening valleys where it seems as if the Shadow of death is our only companion. But this is just what it is; a shadow, not a reality! And we have this great promise of restoration. Great photo.
    Blessings XX

  3. Lisa @besidestillwaters.blogspot

    Rejoicing for you, to have walked faithfully according to His timing, to experience the grace of the Lord in your circumstances. Nothing strengthens ones faith more than to have a story to tell such as this. And then, a bloom to capture in full splendor, that illustrates grace in the midst of apparent emptiness… blessed indeed.

  4. Carrie

    Amen! I too have been in very dark places, very lonely frustrated places. And I too am walking proof that the Lord is gentle and patient. I opened my heart to Him again and there He was, waiting! Stunning image!

    • Judy

      Hi Carrie,

      Thank you and thanks so much for replying so quickly. I just found out about The Sunday Community on your blog. I just linked up with them. I will be visiting often.


  5. Charlotte

    I just read your comment about this new website. I also went back and visited the old one. I was excited to see that you had a Nikon D-5000 camera. I recently purchased a D-5100 model and I just love it. I also have the same two lenses that you have. I especially like the 55-300 one. I must say that you have inspired me by your gorgeous photos. It is true that God’s creation is so amazing and it is fun to capture just a little bit of it not on film, but digital. Thank you for sharing with us on Spiritual Sundays.


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