All things work together – Inspirational ORIGINAL ART #26 by @allforthegood PLUS FREE WALLPAPER

in christianity •  last year

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Over the last month plus since I’ve posted, (Wow, has it been that long?) I have seen this to be true once again! I thank the Lord that he never leaves us nor forsakes us, even though we fail. For those who have a careful eye, we can see Him providing blessings, even in the midst of trials. Though, sometimes it’s easier to see once we are past them...

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
-Romans 8:28

I was nominated by @snowpea to provide my favorite bible verse. It has taken me some time, because I wanted to also take the opportunity to put it to art. This excellent challenge was originated by @csalupado . I would like to nominate @bluerthangreen to keep this lifeverse content flowing!

Thank you for the inspiration to keep posting encouraging content.

I had originally wrote about Romans 8:28 and the namesake behind my user name in a post by @bluerthangreen here. It so clearly depicts why I love this verse, that I am reiterating some of my thoughts below:

I think we all at some point in our life have received comforting words such as “don’t worry, it will all work out.” To me, it is kindly meant, but really who can say or receive such things with assurance? When my Dad suffered and eventually died of brain cancer, words like that couldn’t bring peace to those close to the situation. So, when I consider the meaning of this verse in my username, I am not speaking of all things working out peachy.

What can we say though?

In my life, what helps me make it through the tough days, is remembering Romans 8:32 and being thankful that:

“He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?"

How can I question my Lord, in what he allows when I believe that he sent His one and only Son to suffer and die for my sins? How can I question His goodness? He works on my behalf. He is good. And he holds my future in His hands.

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How I Came Up With the Design

When I think about God allowing challenges and trials in my life, I think about how He is the Master Gardener, carefully pruning my character. Those who have fruit trees know the importance of pruning to enable future fruitfulness. That is the point behind the visual of branches and scissors. The grey chalkboard color provides a gentle backdrop that works well with the graphics and text. A simple design for a profound verse.

FREE Wallpaper!

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A special thanks to @negativer for the idea to include free desktop wallpaper in my posts. My laptop screen is something I--and likely, you--face every day and is a great place to include some timely encouragement. Hope you enjoy. Click here for the high-res version.

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Do you like posting encouraging quotes and verses in your home? If you have a favorite quote or verse, I’d be happy to design it for you. Just post it in the replies below. To see more of my inspirational art, click here.

I hope this art provides some encouragement for you today. @allforthegood

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Well said! I have recently thought about character-building situations and, in my mind, boiled it down to a question: Would I trade my problems for never having met my Saviour? The answer to that is so simple - no way! The apostle Paul had it right when he said in Romans 8:18 "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us." KJV.

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Well said! Perspective makes all the difference.

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I remember learning Romans 8:28 as a kid in AWANA and Word Of Life clubs. It is one of my favorite Bible versus. Thanks for sharing, hehe. You are awesome. I'm Oatmeal Joey Arnold. You can call me Joey.

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Thanks! And nice to meet you Joey :)