Its so easy to let difficult situations get the better of us so that we end up all anxious, worried, burdened and full of cares! This is what happened to me recently when a difficult family situation to do with a distant relative flared up again. I've been praying for a solution to this problem for years, nearly eight years to be exact and most of the time I cope with it and trust that God will answer in His own perfect time. However, occasionally when the situation flares up again I start to look at the issue instead of my God and then worry overtakes me. Fortunately I've learnt what to do: I give myself a talking to and start praying! When I started praying this time and stopped looking at the problem but instead turned my eyes to the Lord I felt peace return and God led me to Psalm 37 and the words, "Fret not". So I stopped fretting and started trusting again. God has given me a quiet assurance in my heart that things will be all right. He didn't say when so I've just got to wait, but I know that He is working.
Here is my art journal page:
Since its spring I chose green and a little yellow and brushed it on diagonally. I added my home made texture paste through a flower stencil:
Next I stamped various things like hexagons, spots, swirls
I stamped butterflies because they just seemed to go with the flowers but also to represent the feeling of freedom from anxiety. Then I journaled in a white pen:
and added the title in open letters so the backround can still be seen through them:
I'm definitely not fretting any more!!
I'm linking up at:
That's Crafty - Wings n Things Challenge
Art Journal Journey - Things with Wings
Art Journal Every Day
Anything But A Card - green challenge
Create With Joy - Inspire Me Monday