“I will be a Father to you and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18
Lately, I’ve been struggling with feelings of resentment towards decisions my parents had made when they were raising me. My parents have always been loving and nurturing, but sadly, have failed in certain aspects to which I’m having to deal with now. When these thoughts of resentment enter my mind, I feel so guilty, yet, at the same time, it’s so easy for me to blame them for my burdens and feel like they could’ve done better.
But God has reminded me again and again that His love for me is perfect. He is mine and I am His and He has called me His own. My parents may have their set of shortcomings, but God is able to fill all those gaps. He loves me as His child and I can count on Him to think of me and think for me.
I pray that we can find contentment and security in His perfect love.
I enjoyed working on this page using the elements from the August #faithartbox. First, I put down some washi tape on both the top and bottom of the page. Next, I used the cardstock word stickers to put down three phrases in three different sections of the margins — 1. You are Holy God, 2. the one true King, 3. I am adopted + loved, and put down some of the wonky hearts to fill in some of the spaces. Then I stamped down the florals in three different colors in the spaces to serve as a background for my journaling. I wrote down the lyrics from Reckless Love by Cory Asbury (which we sang in church recently). This song reminded me of God’s perfect and stubborn love for me. Last, I put down some paint streaks using a wet wipe in three different places to add a pop of color.
Bible journaling doesn’t need to take a lot of your time. It doesn’t need to be complicated either. This page is easy and simple and only took 15-20 minutes to create.