Bible Journaling with Heidi: God’s Peace and Presence

Hi friends! I am excited to share about what God reminded me of as I was journaling this page. The message was quite clear! I was sitting at my desk, unmotivated, tired, and anxious. I have just moved, and am settled in to my apartment, starting school, and all is going pretty well. However, there is the job issue. I need to work, just a few hours, but I don’t know where and I don’t know who will hire me for like 4-6 hours a week. Should I go back to my old job? What should I do? I starting getting quite anxious. I decided that it wouldn’t be wise to go back to my old job, for a health reason, but that is causing my stress.

I was sitting at my desk, nervous, unmotivated, tired, and I just didn’t feel like doing anything. I thought that maybe I should journal a bit and pray. I decided to dig into the newest Creative Retreat kit and the devotional by Andrea Lucado was exactly what I needed.

Philippians 4:7 says – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

What a great reminder! Andrea Lucado says “Perhaps more than the absence of anxiety, peace means the presence of Christ.” Wow. I don’t want to wallow in self-pity when I am anxious. I want to turn to Christ and feel His presence and peace.

My challenge for us this week, is that whenever we find ourselves in a stressful situation, that we would seek God and His presence and peace instead of self-pity. Let’s turn to God first.

Thank you for taking the time to read what God taught me as I was creating this page. You can get this kit and amazing devotional here and follow me on instagram @creative4hisglory to see more of my journaling projects!


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