There once was I time when I thought I had things figured out…
“If I just put my mind to it and work really, really, really hard,” I said, “I’ll make ____ successful.”
Whether my “blank” was family, school, career, or finances, I thought I was in control and if it didn’t work out….well…then it’s my own fault.
Then life rolls around and beats you up a little.
Suddenly, I realized I’m not in control at all. Despite your best efforts things happen and you could be on an entirely different path then the one you wanted.
That’s why today’s free download is so comforting.
God said, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways.” Is. 55: 8 and “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor. 12:9
Where I come up short, my heavenly Father takes over. I don’t have to be in control. And that is a relief. Do you know the sound a bottle of soda makes when you open it *Pishhhhhhhhh*? That’s how I feel as my stress is relieved when I meditate on this scripture. It was once bottled up, but now is released.
It’s not easy. I have to keep reminding myself this very thing.
I may not want to be where I’m at in life right now, but that’s okay. I will let God be in control and trust in the end result.
I hope this has helped you especially if you find yourself in a difficult situation. You may download this free artwork and use it for yourself or maybe give to a friend.
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Never give up, with God all things are possible.
Help in Troubled Times Free Download Strength by Christine Novak Kane is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Thank you, Christine. So very wonderful, beautiful, and helpful.
You are welcome! God’s words are always comforting.
Fantastic. You have hit on two of my own favorite scripture passages. A perfect reflection for Lent. Beautiful painting, thanks for the download, because I, too, have to keep reminding myself of these truths over and over. A wonderful gift– thank you, Christine.
Yes, me too….over and over and over and over. Isn’t it wonderful to run to a verse for comfort? We don’t have to do it alone 😀
Thanks for the kind comment!
Thanks for the free download. I love the verse, and your artwork. It’ll be great for my inspiration board.
Hi Christine, I posted your lovely painting on my Psalms and Nature blog again this year, this afternoon, with a link to your site. Thanks again! Ellen