It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, longer than I had planned. There have been some unexpected time-sensitive challenges come up that have demanded my focus and faith in God’s provision and purpose. I’m still in the process, but thought I’d post from a journal started recently with the theme of illumination and mystery. The journal itself is a 6″ x 6″ Fabriano Black Drawing Journal. I use light colored pens and colored pencils. As “Art reflects life” and helps many of us process the journey, the pages below reflect this part of my faith walk and the faithfulness of God.
“I, I’m the One comforting you.
What are you afraid of – or who?
…For I am God, your very own God,
who stirs up the sea and whips up the waves,
I teach you how to talk, word by word,
and personally watch over you”
-Isaiah 51:12,15 The Message
In the past few weeks, again the prayers and support of friends, and God’s answers have carried me through unknown territory. I sense the comfort of God’s presence with me in extraordinary measure these days. I am learning there is a difference between giving up and letting go. In the past, faced with these kinds of struggles, I would’ve given up, saying, “I tried but it didn’t work out.” Now, instead, I’m praying, “God, I give this to you, and I am letting go of having to know the process or the outcome. Give me grace and ideas for what You want me to do.” And He is… for only the very next step. I love how God wants to speak to us, never leaving.
Jesus, you said to me,
“I am with you,
I love you,
you are mine.”
May you be blessed today, knowing God loves you!