Sunday, May 10, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #9, Hope and Rest

Note: Please click here to see today's Glory Art {Tip}.

The Study
We received some unsettling news a couple of weeks ago. Our daughter that has already had two back surgeries since October 2014 will now need another back surgery that will include putting rods and screws in her back. This news hit me hard. I think my "mama heart" is weary. I didn't sleep well the night we found out. Every hour I was awake, I heard a bird singingat midnight, 1 a.m, 2 a.m., etc. Then at 3 a.m., God gave me this song by Francesca Battistelli and funny enough the title is "Find Rest." Click here to listen to this amazing song.

Find Rest
"He never sleeps, He never slumbers
He's been awake at every hour
No tear catches Him by surprise
He's never lost, He never runs out
He never lives in the shadows of doubt
No fear catches Him by surprise

[Chorus:] Find rest my soul
Put your hope in God
Put your hope, put your hope in God

He always is, He always will be
He always has been everything I need
How can this be catching me by surprise
He's ever strong, He's ever faithful
His love is real, now nothing is impossible
'Cause nothing catches Him by surprise


I close my eyes, and I can see
The arms of mercy holding me
I close my eyes, and I can see
The arms of Jesus holding me

[Chorus] Put your hope in God Put your hope in God"

I cry every time I hear this song and really listen to the lyrics. Nothing catches Him by surprise. He is all-knowing. He is everything I need. He is everything you need. He is holding my daughter in His precious arms, and He is holding you too!

Psalm 73:23 "Yet I am always with you; You hold me by my right hand."

Psalm 139:1-4 "You have searched me, Lord, and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You, Lord, know it completely."

Isaiah 41:13 "For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."

He is ever faithful and strong. Nothing is impossible with God, and His understanding has no limit. He brings comfort to His people by tenderly caring for His sheep.

Deuteronomy 32:4 "He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He."

Psalm 147:5 "Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit."

Isaiah 40:11 "He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young."

Luke 18:27 "Jesus replied, 'What is impossible with man is possible with God.'"

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."

He is our hope, and He gives us rest. Do you feel hopeless at times, or maybe even today your "mama heart" is weary like mine. Maybe you feel like you have no where to turn. God is our hope for the future and in all situations. Look to Him instead of focusing on the difficulty. We do have adversity in our lives but it won't consume us when we are in Christ.

Isaiah 43:2 "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."

Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Gien Korssen (speaker, Bible study leader and trainer, and Christian author) said "There is Someone who cares about us, who watches closely for each individual: God! Through Him we can find rest in spite of the catastrophes that harass the world. He offers us a place to stand, and hope, even in an apparently lost world. He offers a new beginning to those of us who return to Him."

Will you cling to Him, put your hope in Him, and let Him lead you when you are weary and need rest? His power is available to those who trust in Him. Ask, and He will answer in a mighty way!

Psalm 70:5 "But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay."

The Art
I decided to create a Journaling Bible page today. You will also note that I used paint on the page over the scriptures. I usually do not like doing that but I have pulled out some of my paints that are translucent. I love the translucent paints because it adds color without covering up His Word. To see all of the details, please see today's Glory Art {Tips} post by clicking here. I share two separate tips today so be sure and look. :)

I am a bit disappointed in my photography of this page today. I tried many different things to get it to look like it does in person but it just did not work. The gold on the on the page is actually a very soft yellow, and for some reason, the blue is barely showing up. So imagine more blue and a softer yellow. LOL! Also, the stamp sets I used today are from Blue Fern Studios. They are called the Forever stamp set and the Vintage Edges stamp set.

Feel free to join us on the Facebook page where some people will be sharing their creations. We also have some discussions that will be going on there too about the study. If you don't use Facebook and want to share your creation here, do so below by using Inlinkz! To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies and art tips, please see this post here. Have a blessed and restful Mother's Day!

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Anonymous said...

Oh Patter--my heart goes out to you and your family. I know you would rather have the pain yourself than see your child go through it (doesn't that sound like what Jesus did for us all?). This is my first Mother's Day since Mama's homegoing, and I thank you for the encouragement of these scripture verses. May God bless you---Jennifer in Ohio

Jonia said...

Patter, I know this has to be tough as I know it would be with me. Girl you and your daughter will be in my prayers. Love you girl.

Nancy said...

Beautiful work, Patter! I'm so happy to hear that your daughter is doing so well! God is SO GOOD! My prayers for all of you will continue! :o)

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