We all go through struggles - its part of being alive! Its what we do with our struggles that will make or break us. I want to be someone who 'struggles well'. For me that means praying and trusting in God to see me through. I know He wants to give me the grace and strength to endure and overcome - I just need to learn to do this whatever struggles come because sometimes I allow things to get the better of me.
Here is my art journal page:
This page has lots of layers - I didn't like what I had done initially so covered it all up with gesso and started again. I added my home made texture paste through the hollyhocks stencil and I really like how the covered up layers just show through.
I added the stamped tag for interest and used the flower heads to stamp a border:
The apostle Paul definitely struggled well:
'through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God.' 2 Cor 6: 5-7
Reading this verse puts things in perspective! My struggles pale into insignificance!
Paul said: 'I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.' Phil 4: 13
My prayer today is - God help me to do this!
May God help you to struggle well too.
I'm linking up at:
Art Journal Every Day
Create with Joy Friendship Friday
That's Crafty - Stamping Ground challenge