Still Truly Blessed

Sometimes the colors in our world are sharp and vibrant.

Sunlight is pouring in.

Life seems to have a good rhythm or flow.

Then dark times uninvited begin.

We are unsure of which way to think, which way to look, which way to go.

It’s in those times we are tested. Will our trial serve to help us grow?

Will we decide to weather the storm, not giving in to Satan’s “jump ship” ploy?

Will we decide to look beyond the hardships…to choose and keep choosing joy?

We choose to press in through the pain to give birth to inner calm or peace.

We decide which dining table we will linger at and feast.

Will we feast on fearful feelings, or will we feast on better fruit?

Fruit from the tree of life that will cause joy to deeply root.

Fruit like thankfulness, gratitude, and 🎶blessed assurance Jesus is mine.🎶

🎶Oh what a foretaste, 🎶

He gives faith for the future, so I leave fretful thoughts behind.

I know what it’s like to have immense happiness when all is going well.

Then there are the hours, days, or months which felt things were a big fail.

The light is dim. Life’s color isn’t vibrant or crystal clear.

It was blurred by tears, but that’s why I kept these reminders near:

“thankful,” “grateful,” “blessed”

“Choose joy,” “Be Joyful,” “Give it to God and Go to Sleep”

This is a window inside my world, because TRUTH is strong when I am weak.

It’s what has carried me. It’s what clears my view. How can I despair in difficulties with eyes fixed on gratitude?

I’m going to see a victory because the battle belongs to my Lord.

I turn my eyes upon Jesus, because He still has good in store.

I turn my eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face.

Then the trials of life grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

There is joy that only goes deep when one is deeply pressed.

May a heart of thanks and gratitude help me see…I still am truly blessed!

May a heart of thanks and gratitude help you see…YOU STILL are truly blessed.

#JoyfullyAlive #WeWereMadeToThrive

Turn Your Eyes

By Lauren Diagle

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full in His wonderful face

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim

In the light of His glory and grace

Oh soul are you weary and troubled?

No light in the darkness you see?

There’s light for a look at the Savior

And life more abundant and free

Through death into life everlasting

He passed and we follow Him there

O’er us sin no more hath dominion

For more than conquerors we are

Oh, turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full in His wonderful face

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim

In the light of His glory and grace

His word shall not fail you, He promised

Believe Him and all will be well

Then go to a world that is dying

His perfect salvation to tell

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Look full in His wonderful face

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In the light of His glory and grace

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I am a passionate Jesus disciple, wife, mother, teacher, friend who's life mission is to "Reveal Christ to the lost, spur on the saints, and serve as a beckon of freedom through the edifying images I paint." My pen is my paintbrush, and words are my artistry. I plan to use them both to inspire us to live JoyfullyAlive, because WE WERE MADE TO THRIVE! "These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." ~ Jesus (John 15:11)

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