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I've been reading through the Psalms this summer, because I love them.

I am always so amazed at how personally God addresses my heart through His word.  There have been so many days this summer that I have come to Him, praying for strength or feeling the weight of doubts or fears or stresses, and He is so gracious to address those very things when I turn to His word.  I love that. 

One of my goals has been to capture one verse for each reading that God has used to particularly encourage me that day.  I'm sharing a few, here, and then I'll share a couple excerpts of what I wrote from my journal that day:

God, may whatever comes today be that in which I face with a strength of heart.  You are the lifter of my head.  You are my shield.  You shield me.  So that which makes it through to me is that which you have allowed and that which I can tackle.  Lift up my head to You today, LORD.  May I look UP.  At You, not at these circumstances around me which may tempt me to be downcast.  You are the lifter of my head.

You remind me this morning, God, of this ^ truth.  Rest comes from You. And from You alone.  I am tempted to think I can find rest in so many other places or things: in books or movies and snacks, in scrolling through Facebook or more "down time" on the internet.  The TRUTH?  My soul will find rest in YOU ALONE.  Call me to Yourself.  I need You.  I need that soul-rest.  Amen.
 
Love to you all! May God encourage you through His word this week as you seek Him! ~Stacy

10 comments:

  1. i have been doing almost an identical thing this summer ... just soaking in GOD's good word and finding a verse most days that resonates, then drawing it in my journal. yay! but mine aren't nearly as lovely and darling as yours!! ps, love the new blog look :) xoxox

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    1. YES. Love this, Emily. And thank you!

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  2. These are beautiful, Stacy. I know this isn't really the reason you made them or shared them here, but I would happily frame them in my home as sweet reminders to think on. I especially like the one with the aqua border around it for the colors you used and because I need to see that truth daily!

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    1. Awe, Rebecca. You are too sweet. It's actually hard for me to post them because I see all the imperfections. ;)

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  3. You are so creative and "beauty full". Love your new header, too!

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  4. "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Exodud 33:14. Just found this treasure today. ♡♡♡

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  5. lovely ♥ what a blessing to read!

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