Thursday, January 24, 2013


Easier said than done - have faith.  What exactly does that mean - have faith?  It's easy when everything is going well for you in all the worldly aspects but not as easy when you are in the midst of physical illness or perhaps financial problems, without a job, needing to move, questioning a relationship.  Having faith we need to believe that our God has our best interests at heart.  That His plan for our lives is better than ours.  That He does keep His promises.  That He will provide no matter what.  It's not just knowing that He can do all these things but truly believing in your heart that He will.  I had several months recently that were filled with anxiety and depression.  That physically and mentally I just was NOT capable of doing much at all with my life.  Feeling hopeless and helpless.  I had to have faith that God was somehow someway going to bring me through that period.  Every dark day it grew harder to believe, to have that faith.  But through consistent prayer, both mine and others for me, God has brought me to the other side of that dark time.  I am feeling much stronger and more whole again.  I struggle financially.  I moved from New Jersey to Delaware in the hopes of straightening out this situation.  New Jersey just got far too expensive to live on a fixed income and a small part time job.  Delaware had much more to offer in lower cost of housing, no sales tax and more so we had faith that this was where God was leading us and we packed up and moved after a lifetime of living in New Jersey.  I truly believe that God did bring us here and although life is so much better for us here, my financial situation still has not been resolved.  I never thought it was going to be so difficult to replace a 10 hour a week job.  But, I have been here a year and have only been able to find work for 10 hours per month.  But, somehow, through the many blessings of God and my church family we are getting by and I have faith that soon we will be brought out the other end of this.  I know that one of the lessons I had to learn was that you simply can't live above your means and that was exactly what living in New Jersey had become for the last several years that we lived there.  I am carrying a heavy load of debt from having to pay for everyday necessities like food, gas and electric, and docotr bills with credit cards.  This is not being a good steward.  Somehow, someway I have to have faith that God will bring us to the other side of this sea of debt without drowning.  I don't know whether that will be in the form of work, selling art, debt consolidation or even bankruptcy.  I pray to see God's hand directing mine in this matter and to have His discernment when making all the related decisions.  I simply must HAVE FAITH.

Here is the art journal page I created today about FAITH.

I pray that you will also find the faith you need to get you through whatever you are facing in your life today.

I just love Word Art Wednesday and have decided to share this page with them.  Please stop over there and see all the wonderful works of art that have been inspired by God and His Word.


  1. Hi Paula: Thanks for sharing this story. Please know that I just prayed for you and your family after I read this. I trust that God will give you all the answers you need, and make your decisions clear for you. He is always there for us when we seek Him.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful art with us again in this week's challenge. You are SUCH a blessing to me!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautiful! The page - and the faith that is ever increasing within you! He IS able and willing and He WILL bring you through this!

    Praying for His provision in abundance,

  3. Paula,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story and your very beautiful card with the encouraging message.
    The Blessing of the LORD it brings wealth and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22 He also promised to meet every need according to His riches in the Glory. Phil 4:19 I will pray that God will make a way for you where there seems to be no way and that His provision shall be seen. I know what you are talking about, I've been there.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!