Saturday, February 4, 2012

Word Art Wednesday: Nehemiah 8:10

Hello! Welcome back to my blog! This week over at Word Art Wednesday, they've given us the inspiration of Nehemiah 8:10. "The joy of the Lord is your strength." I love that! We can have joy in our lives no matter our circumstances because of the Lord! He is our strength!

I have been going through a lot of issues the past few years, and each time I try to fix things, it seems I make them worse. I have been trying so hard to act like a true Christian and be more Christ like, but I feel that I'm continually failing. WHY?! I've seriously tried.

I've sought council from God. I've sought council from my righteous and wonderful husband. I've sought council from my loving and fantastic parents. I've sought council from loving and Christian friends. To what feels like no avail.

So rough. Never being good enough. Never seeming to say the right thing or do anything that is okay. But you know what? I realized that I've been allowing others to tell me how to feel! I've been allowing others to make me second guess what the Lord wants me to do! I DO NOT have to do that! I can rejoice in the joy of the Lord and gain strength from His Atonement. I am good enough--if I'm trying my hardest to become like Christ! None of us are perfect--and that's okay! I just have to try each day to do a little better and to fix things the way Christ would, and I can find strength through my Savior!

This scripture came at a perfect time for me. I NEEDED it. Thank you, ladies! I now have a perfect printable to frame and put up to remind me that I can find joy in the strength of the Lord.

Oh, and so can YOU! Just click it to enlarge and then save. And then print! ;) Happy printing!!!


Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Mynnette, thanks for linking this digital art to Scripture Thursday. It's a lovely verse and you've portrayed in such a beautiful way. ~ Abby

This Art That Heals said...

Thank you for sharing your heart and your art with us at my Word Art Wed. challenge. Your art is beautiful.

Becky said...

Good morning Mynnette, Beautiful card you created for this challenge. I hear you in "not being good enough". And you are right, we walk by faith, God is more then able to work out His good in US.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Mynnette - Another great creation, sharing His love. It's just beautiful, as always. Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and please don't forget about the Blog Hop February 9-13.
Karen L

Carol said...

Love all the purple, beautiful!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Mynnette,

I enjoyed reading your journaling as much as your oh so pretty card. I think that we need to redefine the meaning of the word "Joy" when it occurs in our lives, its not what we really think.

Thanks for sharing,


Shoregirl said...

I've been there before -- trying so hard to "do better" and found that it's not in MY power to change myself -- only God can make me what I need to be! When I come to Him and confess my failure and ask HIM to change me -- He does -- The process is not always easy, sometimes it's painful, but He can and will mold us into His image is we truly want Him to! You're right - the strength is in our Saviour!
BTW - I love what you did with the above verse - it's so very, very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Andria said...


Thank you for the comment you left on my blog, on my jigsaw heart card. I agree it's a fantastic idea for "Autism Awareness" and don't mind at all if you case me :).