Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2 Corinthians 12:9 WORDart


So many times we find ourselves in situations where we feel very overwhelmed.  We wonder, “Why, Lord?!?!?”  We know God can change our situation, that He has the power to heal, deliver and save us, but why doesn’t He?  We may even have a testimony of God’s deliverance in a similar situation, but this time is different.  The Bible tells us that His grace is sufficient for us.  Let  me read this verse for you in the Amplified Version. 

“But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for MY strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness.  Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!”

Wow! Is that not powerful? Do you realize that no matter what situation we find ourselves in that God has already gone before us? That His grace is enough to keep us?  That when we are at our weakest, He is working through us and strengthening us?  That is when we are complete!  To think that Christ, the Messiah, loves us enough to “pitch His tent over us and dwell over us”!  That is so awesome!  You can make it!!!

You can download this WORDart here.

The card~

For the card, I started with a base of kraft cardstock and used paper from the granola Basic Grey paper pad.  I printed the WORDart onto Bazzill cardstock and die cut it with a curved rectangle die.  I added a strip of burlap fabric and tied some charcoal twine around it and then added one of my hoarded kraft buttons tied with twine.  You can catch a peek of the inside of the card in the picture where I added a strip of the patterned paper.

Have a blessed day!



JazzyH said...

Great art!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

One of my favorite scriptures. Thanks Karen. ~ Abby

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!!

dallasdig said...

so beautiful Karen!

Rebecha said...

I just downloaded the word art. Thank you so very much. And, yes, it is powerful and comforting to know that in the midst of our every trial, God is with us, He is for us, and He loves us. We may not always understand His plans, but we can trust that those plans are good for He is Sovereign.

A Fellow Busy Bee,

Ronnie said...

I love this card! The paper is beautiful...Love it.,great job...Busy Bee Sistah Ronnie

Gina Lindsay said...

This is very nice! I love the way you used the twine here.