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,
named God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
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!

10 Comments

  1. The art on black paper is stunning – I hope that you feel Gods hand on your life through whatever is happening for you at the moment. C x

  2. I love those journal pages – the contrast of the dark and light and the stylized waves and of course the scripture. That scripture and your post reminded me of a book by Stormie Omartian that I read several years ago – the title is so intriguing that I had to read it (you may well be familiar with it) It's called "just enough light for the step I'm on" Lovely work and post – I am always in the process of giving up my life and it's work to God (again – yes God) and losing that ego that tells me that i know best!!!

  3. Your style is amazing, I love your art journalling and its inspiring me to try new things, even writing in my own handwriting. What you say is really inspirational as well. Thanks for sharing.

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