Friday, 20 November 2015

Trust Fulfilled

When we put our trust in someone we don't know what the outcome will be but our trusting means that we expect the outcome to be as we hope.  So it is with prayer.  I have been praying to God for the last 8 years about an impossible situation and asking for an answer and resolution.  For 8 years the situation deteriorated but my wonderful God had given me an assurance that things would work out and be ok.  I've journalled and posted about this many times.  I put my trust in God - I always trusted that He heard every single one of my prayers and that He would answer in His own perfect way and time.  It's what held me through the years of anxiety and stress in coping with it.
I'm happy, very very very happy to say that God's time to answer has come and the situation is now resolved!!!  TOTALLY resolved in a PERFECT way.  My trust in God over this one issue has been fulfilled.  I am totally overwhelmed with gratitude and relief.

Obviously I had to journal this, here is my page:

I wanted a busy page to reflect the worry, cares and prayers over the years.  It seemed a perfect excuse to go mad with my stencils and do something to coincide with the abstract theme which is the current PaperArtsy challenge.  It also fits perfectly with Carolyn Dube's new weekly link party with is appropriately called Let's Play.  Following Carolyn's blog has really helped me to stop trying too hard and to simply have fun with paint, etc. and enjoy the process.  So this page is a pretty messy, but who cares, hey?

The white tile texture represents God showering His blessing of care during this time and of course the answered prayer:

I initially started with red, orange and yellow swiped around with a baby wipe which is a favourite thing at the moment.  I did my usual trick of splurging way too much paint at the start which all get left on the baby wipe.  I wasn't going to waste it so spread it on some tags:

And some card (I did add a bit more yellow):

and a canvas which I've had for ages and have been trying to pluck up the courage to do.  I've never done one before you see, and it feels very intimidating!  However, the colour looks so fab I can't wait to get going on it.

I'd like to encourage those of you who have been praying for something which seems impossible.  Don't give up, don't lose hope.  Persevere with your prayers and trust God.  He loves you and cares for you and He really will answer in His own perfect way and His own perfect time.
Blessings to you.

I'm linking up at:
Art Every Day Month
Let's Play
Create with Joy Friendship Friday
Art Journal Every Day


  1. Rejoicing with you Susan ! Your page is wonderful ,really expressive ! Love the white texture showing God's care! Thanks for your words of wisdom ,they are an encouragement today !

  2. God is good and so is your lovely art...

  3. LOVE the blending of colours on your canvas, Susan, and the journal page is great too! I tend to go crazy with stencils as well! Glad to hear your prayers got answered. I was going to link up to those challenges as well!

  4. Gorgeous, love the pattern you've created!

  5. Love your journal page. Thanks for sharing the why and how of creating your piece. Great message.

  6. What a positive outcome and a beautiful journal page to go with it. Such great news.

  7. Well, I think your description "pretty messy" needs the emphasis on Pretty!! Wonderful movement, and layering.... and love your colors! The page definitely expresses the thorns of worry and the joy of release. Lovely. xx Lynn

  8. your page is just beautiful thanks for sharing

  9. So inspirational! I will be following your blog. I'm SO happy your issue was resolved. Isn't God good? We don't know the best way but He does and when we have the faith to persevere and wait, He will be faithful to resolve issues for us. THANK YOU for sharing this. :-)

  10. Fabulous page, Susan - love the contrast of the black and white on top of the colour!

  11. Stunning art page! Great design and colours, I love it. xx

  12. So happy it all resolved perfectly for you- Love what you created with all those layers of play -Thanks for sharing with Let's Play!

  13. I absolutely love your journal page!!! Filled with such texture and wonder!!!

  14. I love your journal page. I think I will get out my gelli plate and my stencils and play. Thank you for sharing this page.