Giving thanks in all circumstances is not an easy thing to do. It is especially hard during tough times when you don’t understand why bad things can happen to good people. A good friend of mine is going through this right now and it has been a blessing to be able to watch her strength in God even when it doesn’t seem like he is working in the situation. We know he is working but the problem is we don’t see the big picture like he does. So the here and now looks devastating which gives the devil a chance to whisper lies to us “God doesn’t care” and “where is God at now when you need him?” But he is there…he has never left. Sometimes he has to let bad things happen so the BIG picture can be completed. God allows everything to happen so the circumstances you are in ARE HIS WILL. Don’t try to understand because you cannot this is when you need to trust him.
Even though I am not going through this trial watching my friend has helped me grow my faith and understanding of God’s will is not always known so that is why you have to have faith. I had hopes to send this to my friend before she saw it on my blog but life didn’t allow that….so my dear friend it is in the mail!
Her story is what inspired this card. Diane’s Daydream Designs is sponsoring Word Art Wednesday this week and made a wonderful Sentiment set just for this challenge. Go to Word Art Wednesday to get a free download of the sample word art.
When I saw 1 Thess. 5:18 I immediately thought of my friend and knew I needed to make her a card for it.
1) Word Art Wednesday – Anything goes as long as it is up lifing.
2) Squiggleyfly Challenge #44 – Use patterned paper – used it on the umbrella
3) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #194 – Stripes
Patterned Paper: scraps I had
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Gloss Accents, pop dots, cutter bee scissors
Technique: paper pieced