Bible Journaling with Jill | On This Path of Life

I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken…You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  – Psalms 16:8,11

The devotion this month was just what I needed to hear. In the devotion, Danielle tells a story of a tandem bike and a journey with God. So often, I want to be in control of my bike and take the lead. When, in reality, I should take the back seat and let God be in the front. 

I love to plan ahead and know what the day holds. It gives me a sense of control, and I like to think that I am in control. When our plans get changed (and with two small children, they often do), I am afraid to say that I am not very resilient. I tend to be disappointed or stressed about the changes. 

One adventure that I am currently on is raising my little ones. Each day has up and downs, mountains and valleys. I am learning that there is so much that I cannot control. I cannot make my babies well again when they are sick. I cannot make the other kids treat them kindly. There is so much that is out of my control, and I constantly worry about those things. 

Even though I do not know what the future holds for my children, I know God will take care of them. Instead of trying to be in control, I need to learn to sit back and let God lead. If I “set the Lord always before me” and put him in the driver seat, “I shall not be shaken”. (Psalm 16:8) If I trust in him, he will “make known to me the path of life.” (Psalm 16:11) I may not be in control, but I know the one who is. He loves us more than we could ever imagine. 

For the background on this entry, I used an old map of the area where I grew up. I found this particular map in the public records available online and printed it out on sticker paper. I cut out the section of the map I wanted to use and carefully placed it down to the page. Once it was set, I trimmed off the excess. Then, I used stickers, stamps, and alphas to complete the page. Finally, I finished with my date stamp. 

Thanks for following along. Be sure to check out this kit along with other great journaling products from Creative Retreat Kits. You can follow me on Instagram for more inspiration. – Jill

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