"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Unfailing Love

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be 
removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be 
shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," 
says the LORD, who has compassion on you. 
Isaiah 54:10

A bruised reed he will not break, 
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
Isaiah 42:3

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord
with all your heart and mind and do not rely on
your own insight or understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 AMP

Do not be anxious about anything, but in
everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God. And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding, will guard your
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Your weakness and brokenness draw me ever so near you. You can open up to Me because I understand your perfectly. My compassion for you is overflowing. As you open yourself to My healing Presence, I fill you with Peace that transcends understanding. So stop trying to figure everything out. Instead, lean on Me, letting your head rest on My chest. While you rest, I will be watching over you and all that concerns you.

Trust Me in the depths of your being, where I live in union with you. My healing work in you is most effective when you are actively trusting Me. Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing Love for you will not be shaken. This is the essence of My compassion for you: No matter how desperate your circumstances, the one thing you can always count on is My unfailing Love.
(from Jesus Lives, by Sarah Young)

Valentine's Day.  

For some a wonderful day to celebrate, for some it's a hard day.
There is a love that never fails, there is a love that never ends.


Real love

Unfailing love

Lasting love


Diane said...

just beautiful and love the sentiments you wrote. Thanks for sharing your work
love to you and your family

Denise said...

Very beautiful, bless you.

Bev said...

awesome post. love the art, love the words...
sending love and hugs this day...

Martha Lever said...

Beautiful painting, Mary and I love the Scriptures and what you wrote. Aren't we so thankful that we have this lasting LOVE? Just so thankful...

The Crafts House said...

Love your art Mary and the Scriptures..thank you

Jennifer Richardson said...

Thank you for this
so chock full of mercy
and grace
and truth.
Love the way He loves through you,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing... Happy Valentines Day to you.


LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Very beautifully said Mary! His unfailing love is like no other! I hope your Valentines Day was special just like you are.

♥Lee Ann

Nancy said...

The blending of this picture and these words is food for the soul.......You are awesome and so full of wisdom and insight........

Love you girlfriend

Msartist said...

Beautiful image and words~ I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day. ~Theresa

S. Etole said...

Wonderful reminders of His love.

Connie Lou said...

Thank you for this post. Your art is really inspirational, you have encouraged me! I read such a negative fb comment about Valentines day on a friends page, after reading your post, I am reminded that she needs to know HIS love...thanks again. Connie

rachel awes said...

your heart is winged, dear one. xo

Jane Farr said...

Beautiful Mary! I'm a little freaked out, as I just lettered Isaiah 54:10 about an hour ago for a project - wow!!

Say It In Color said...

WOW...LOVE!!! Rich writing!!! fills the heart!!!