Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Season of Letting Go-Art Journal Inspiration

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From Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3 (NIV)

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

  a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
  a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
  a time to search and a time to give up…

  He has made everything beautiful in its time.

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

Yes, it is a season of letting go, for me. Without thinking too deeply, I can easily name at least fourteen areas/things/people that I am being called upon to let go at this time in my life.

It’s a difficult season, a challenging time. It is not a crisis of faith, however. I know that I know what I know. And what I know is that God is in control. He is the Only One who knows His plan. All He asks from me is that I trust in His plan. And, since He’s done pretty well with running the show in my life to this point, I am trusting Him with the rest of it. That doesn’t mean I like it or that I get to be happy all the time. But it does mean that I trust and believe His promise:

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28


ROC REV said...

Wow. Knowing many of those fourteen things, this is quite a statement of Christ-like maturity. Is it okay for a son to be proud of His Mom? Hope so, because I am.

Beverly Sager said...

Barb, a beautiful layout, aesthetically as well as spiritually. God has also been working on me for a while now to let go in some areas of my life. If you're not familiar with this song, I urge to do a Google or YouTube search; it has been a true source of encouragement to me: "Whatever You're Doing", by Sanctus Real.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I'm sorry events are causing strife, but glad you are letting go and giving it to God, and so happy those events led to these! SIMPLY STUNNING! Love the color scheme...GORGEOUS! Simple yet elegant and eye catching! Beautiful and uplifting work Barbara! Good for you!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Stunning page and an even better message! Love the metallic background and the added pearly accents.

Marjie Kemper said...

Such beautiful pages, Barb. Sorry to hear you're under such stress.