Being shaken up, being changed, becoming does not always feel good. Well, to be honest when you are smack dab in the middle of it, it downright feels like sh.., sorry, I mean crap...well I really mean...
God is shaking up this family. When it happens to one in the family it usually has ripple effects. But, I see such good coming from the shaking. I thank God for the pain, even though it is hard to witness, and to live it. But when you trust the one that is doing the work you know when you come out on the other side that hearts and souls will be a litter bigger, brighter, and stronger.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
I posted this painting a few days ago, them removed it. It looked quite different when I posted it, and as I continued to work on it, even to the point that I said, "finished" I knew it did not have the feel I wanted. It was too contrived. So I covered much of it up and will begin again. I really wanted this to done, and at first I was so very frustrated with myself. Then I asked, why do I think the process will be or should be easy and fast?? Isn't that what we think sometimes about ourselves? I do. I want the change now!
Funny thing, as I was painting this I had a new word for the year. Wholehearted! And yes, that is what I long to be, but I really think endurance is really what God is teaching me. And as I endure the process I think I will be becoming wholehearted.
Grace and peace to you my friends.