“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.”Psalm 37: 4
Looking back at difficult seasons
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a vivid imagination, loved to create, and found great joy in art & creative supplies. I share more about this in Part 1 of this Blog Series If you missed that one, no worries! You can find it here: Link to Part 1 blog _____
It took many years for me to realize what an incredible gift creativity actually is! Not only is it a gift, but it has been an incredible blessing in my life! I can’t count the number of times, because they are too numerous, that The Lord used my creativity to help me through a difficult season of life. I’m sure that He’s done the same for you!
Have you ever noticed that those difficult seasons are often the vehicle that drives you straight to the foot of the Cross. I’ve noticed, meeting Him at that place of surrender leads me to a place of resurrection. A resurrection of hope or a new birth of dreams and desires and sometimes it’s the very things I had been praying about. But most often, it’s the birth of something even better than what I could have ever imagined!
My husband and I have two daughters born 5 years apart. I battled with a season of infertility.
What I wanted, but couldn’t have, consumed my thoughts.
Not long after being overjoyed with news of pregnancy, I found myself in a new battle and bed rest until her birth.
Once again, what I wanted, but might lose, consumed my thoughts and filled me with fear.
But that difficult season ended up being the vehicle that drove me to Christ.
Months spent on the couch were soon filled with books to read, Bible study, lots of prayer and the introduction of using my creativity in a new way.
I was no longer consumed with fear, but began learning how to surrender & release those what ifs. I was learning the value of being still and dwelling with Him. My faith grew, hope was resurrected and the new birth was using my creativity in a way that helped me & others and eventually led to an income. My sister and mother soon had my couch surrounded with tv tables stocked with paints & supplies. I painted and created right up until she was born.
After our daughter was born, another door opened for me to continue painting and creating to earn an income to help my family.
Have you found yourself in a difficult season?
I just want to encourage you, this season can be used for good! It won’t be wasted if you surrender to Him and dwell there with Him & feed on His faithfulness. In Part 3 I will talk more about how this has helped me.
Trust in the Lord in this current season.
take a moment and read the verse 3 and verse 5.
He gives us instructions for
“Delight yourself in the LORD; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Draw Near to HIM! Come in close. Dwell there and remind yourself of HIS Faithfulness! Blessings to you, Pam Coxwell
P.S. because I spent most of my pregnancy on the couch, I didn't have very many pregnancy photos (this was before smart phones and selfies!). The pictures at the shower were the only ones, therefore they are precious to me!