I decided to return to my blog with a special post. We are having summer camps here in the Czech Republic, and my mother-in-law shared her testimony and an encouragement from the Bible last night to a group of our girl volunteers. Anxiety is something that a lot of us struggle with, and often it is hard to talk about it. It could be because we are embarrassed or uncomfortable to admit it, to share about it, and are worried about what people are going to think as to - why we actually struggle. I really appreciate talking openly about such things. So when my mother-in-law asked me if I could illustrate a specific Bible verse in a live-art session while she shares with the group, I was really excited and said yes. The meeting was very uplifting, and in the end, some of the girls started opening up to us.
So I would like to share this illustration with you all as well. Feel free to print out and colour it in, or share with a friend. (However it is not meant for redistribution and if you are interested in using it in a way other than mentioned above, please contact me first).
I pray that this post finds you if you are one of those that seek encouragement in times of anxiety. Remember what Philippians 4:6-7 says: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, make your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
The illustration mentions a verse that follows immediately after. Therefore these are the things that help. Please, read the full verse, and to get even more encouragement, the whole chapter.
From my own experience, I know that I can hold on to this because God has proven Himself faithful over and over again.