Wednesday, 5 October 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Trouble

Now you're probably wondering why I made such a happy and cheerful page when the word was "trouble", right? Well, first you have to read the Scripture verse I chose. James 5: 13 says: "Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise." Isn't that lovely? It deserves a bright and sunny page! I even wheeled music notes across my background paper to denote the "songs of praise", and of course I had to include a happy bird!
We're all going to face troubles in life...there's just no way around it. However, when you put your trust in Jesus, you have help to get you through the troubled times. In John 16:33 Jesus says: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." So if you have troubles in your life today - PRAY! Your troubles aren't too big for the Lord...He's overcome the world! Then feel the peace that only He can give you. After that you can move on to being HAPPY and singing songs of PRAISE! :o)

Papers: Basic Grey - Hello Luscious 6 X 6 ;
MM Slice Design Cards: Noel, Basic Shapes 2;
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Music Notes Wheel,
Language of Love;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Brown;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Rose Leaf,
Branch, Cosmos;
Decorative Pins: The Nickel Nook;
Unknown Bling, Fiber.


Nancy said...

Your design makes perfect sense to me, not to mention making me smile! I love your logic, thanks for the pep talk, sweet friend!

Jan Marie said...

Amen! Love your post and your beautiful journaling page! If our Lord told us to take heart, and we're also told to rejoice always, then who are we to argue? (Oh yeah: sinners. . .how could I forget! But. . saved by the Lord's amazing grace in Jesus Christ!) Thank you for your post. . .saw your comment on Nina's blog and just had to come over! Blessings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for your encouraging page! I have had a difficult week and it's so true that The Lord Jesus is the one we go to for peace! And he gives us songs of praise for His great faithfulness to us. God Bless!

Jessica said...

Nancy, your LO is beautiful and so is your post...AMEN! Thanks for visiting my post at CSDivas Mansion. Please hug your Mom and tell her KEEP UP THE FIGHT!!!

Friday said...

Hey Nancy, love your lo and the verse. It totally fits perfectly. Are those flowers and the bird from a die cut or a cricut? Lovely!! TFS... Hugs...

Tracy said...

Oh yeah! That "T" word just loves to come around and smack us when we're not looking doesn't it. :-) I've said it before and I'll say it again--and again. Praise God that we don't have to fix what goes wrong and we can rely on Him to comfort us and steer us in the right direction---------if we let Him. :-) Beautiful page and thought my friend!

Lisa West said...

I love the page and even more, the message. Thanks, I needed those versus this morning!! Lisa

Maureen said...

Beautiful page! I love the cut out in the center!

Lilly said...

Amen Nancy!
We all have "Trials and Tribulations" in our lives so why not sing Songs of Praise to our Lord who is there WITH us every step of the way. hugs to you, Lilly

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your embellishments and your page Nancy!
Very artistic ;-)


Jonia said...

My goodness Nancy what a wonderful page and a wonderful devotion. So thankful that we can go straight to the throne of God with our request and yes the peace that only He can give! Blessings my dear sister.

A-M said...

Your have created a lovely page as I do like birds, I think your little bird is so nice.

Thankyou for the words you shared. I am taking part in a Ladies bible Study on James and last week we came across the verse about " When you go through trials - count it all joy" But this is not the joy that the world knows it is the joy of having our Lord right beside us as we go through the trials.

Nancy, God Bless You

Susan M said...

Love these colours and flowers!
Thanks for this encouraging post Nancy wonderful as usual!