The biggest challenge is to stay positive and the only way I can do this is to look to the Lord Jesus. He gives us strength to get through the bad days. I have a list of scriptures which I read and pray at times like these (see some of them on this journal page ). They are a big help.
Here is my latest journal page, apologies for the quality of the photos, the light was very poor:
The page has layers of acrylic paint covered over with black with simple stenciling and bottlecap stamping added. The letters are stamped in acrylic paint. The large letters are Junkitz foam stamps which I won years ago. I love the texture acrylic stamping gives:
I had to stamp yoyo and seesaw of course, but those I stamped with Stazon, I couldn't get a clear enough print in acrylic with the small letters:
The apostle Paul wrote:
But we have this treasure [the light of God in our hearts] in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed.... struck down, but not destroyed....but we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. 2 Cor 4:7-9, 16-17
I pray that those of you who struggle with your health will know the peace and joy of our Lord in your hearts. I pray that He heals you - the promise is sure,
"I am the Lord, your Healer" Ex 15:26
sometimes we just have to wait on Him a bit longer.
I'm linking up at:
Art Journal Every Day
Craft Stamper White Stamping challenge
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