The last few weeks in my family's life have been filled with hope...the certain kind of hope that comes from trusting God no matter what. We had a near-devastating experience with the birth of my grandson. I believe with all my heart the enemy had another plan but the prayers of so many family and friends...even those right here at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps...inclined God's ear toward us. We definitely saw His mighty hand of intervention. Where the enemy planned death...God prevailed in bringing life to our family. My grandson and precious daughter-in-law survived and are improving day by day. Thank you to all who prayed on our behalf!
The very first verse I wanted to journal upon returning home was Romans 15:13, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. We felt first-hand how God is in command of the hope that fills our hearts as we trust in Him. The more we surrendered to His will in all things, the more HOPE we gained. Hope overcame anxiety, joy overcame tears, and God overcame death. What a sweet personal picture of our hope in the cross of Christ and His redeeming work as we approach Easter!
I chose three Sweet 'n Sassy stamps from the Creative Worship Bible Journaling section of the store to visually depict this verse.
I love all three of these sets because they offer so much versatility. I can't art-journal fast enough! This page in my Bible will always have a great deal of meaning to me. The God of hope reached down and rescued our family from despair.
May the God of hope fill your heart with joy and peace this week as you trust Him in every circumstance of life. I pray He will take my humble efforts at art in my Bible to bless others with the majesty, power and grace He offers through His Word.