Pick-Me-Up: Facing the Storm

cropped-cropped-cropped-the-miraculous-copyright-2017-lynn-abbott-studios-with-copyright-for-blog1-1.jpg“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing,” ~ James 1:2-4

© 2017 Lynn Abbott

The history of Moses’ interaction with Pharaoh could be summarized as “Try, try… flub again.”

Uh, huh.

It went like this: Pharaoh agreed to release the Israelites; Moses entreated God on Egypt’s behalf. Then, Pharaoh changed his mind, and refused to keep his word.

Over and over again.

Definitely a discouraging pattern.

Even though we follow God’s call, we experience storms on the way.

Even so, because Moses faithfully persevered and obeyed, God dramatically exhibited His power on behalf of His people. And you and I now read of the ten plagues and the parting of the Red Sea.cropped-cropped-cropped-the-miraculous-copyright-2017-lynn-abbott-studios-with-copyright-for-blog1-1.jpg

True, the journey isn’t always easy. Even though we follow God’s call, we experience storms on the way.

But as He did for Moses, God uses every part of our journey–including the ‘flubs’– to work a miraculous transformation in our lives.

The result? Strengthened and mature faith.

And Abba leads His children to the Promised Land.

Although God’s calling often requires our persevering through rough seas, His grace ultimately guarantees the passage.

And when we look back, you and I will celebrate His miraculous work.




4 thoughts on “Pick-Me-Up: Facing the Storm

      1. Your painting style is much like my husband’s. There’s a softness yet strength about it. Very spiritual❤️ where did you train?


      2. Hi, Kathy! As far as training goes, I must admit that I don’t have a college degree in art, but rather in Print Media/journalism. My parents wished for me to be practical, and they felt journalism would be a better financial choice. Ha! However, my grandfather was an artist and my cousin taught art on the University level for many years. So as you can well imagine, I have been immersed in art for as long as I can remember. I’ve also taken private lessons and of course, attended workshops. Pardon the length of my reply. 😉 I so enjoy reading your posts and your husband’s paintings are a wonderful bonus! Thank you for your kind comments here.


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