Wow… I was utterly moved by some of the stories that were shared through this challenge and how God ministered to each and everyone in different ways concerning His PEACE. It was a tough decision to pick one out of all the awesome pages, but this LO by one of our faithful members and new CT member, Connie Jean, was really something else. Not only do I love the colors and designs of this page, but her journaling was beautifully written. Thank you Connie Jean for your inspiration!
Journaling reads: When I think about peace… what comes to my mind? The lack of it, that’s what. As one that has struggled for years with depression and anxiety, peace is not something I would often feel. Over the course of my life, I have had many panic stricken moments… moments that leave me breathless and shaken with undeniable fear. Most of those times the source of my fear was my own mentality, something I had conjured up, not of something actually happening. I would then cry out to God for help, uncertain of why I was feeling this way. I could not understand the purpose of my anxiety or why God had not cured me of it. Yet He has never let me down; He has never failed me. When fear would come and I’d call out to God, a sense of peace would wash over me. I knew God was with me. I knew He would not leave me. Eventually the physical aspects of anxiety would lessen and I’d be relaxed once again. As I have grown closer to my Abba, I have learned that inner peace is attainable only through the Creator of Peace. He grants it to those of us who call on Him, who love Him, and who desire to be more like Him. As the Creator of Peace it would make sense that being made in His image we would crave His True Peace. He is my Jehovah-Jireh; my Provider, my Constant Hope. As I walk hand in hand with my Saviour, He continues to fill my soul with a peace that no one can take away from me.
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. ~Numbers 6:24-26Here’s your special blinkie, Connie Jean!!
Thank you to all that participated!! Please be sure to check back for a new Faith Discovery Challenge on Wednesday, September 24th! 🙂