My beginning advice to you is this: Always read the Scriptures with a heart ready to repent (and believe the gospel). Receive the storm that repentance brings. Let the holy winds toss you to and fro. You will be awakened to new depths as you wrestle with the life forces within. What seems like violence at first will lead you gently into the eye of the gospel of God in Christ Jesus where all is calm and quiet, like the eye of a hurricane. When you finally surrender and stop fighting the winds, you will be carried by angels into the eye of God’s (gospel in Christ Jesus). There, you will rest in peace and learn to see like God. It will be the great harvest of contemplation—through the storm into the quiet. — A Tree Full of Angels by Macrina Wiederkehr with gospel centered ideas by Dr. Norman Wise added)
 
Branch, Jim. The Blue Book: A Devotional Guide for Every Season of Your Life (Kindle Locations 575-580). Kindle Edition