Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Illustration Friday: Fearless

This little mouse is indeed fearless...scroll down to see why...
She has put her trust completely in the Lord, not in her own strength...

"Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday..."
Psalm 91:1-6

"The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation."
Psalm 91:14-16

I'm participating in this week's Illustration Friday challenge - the topic this week is "Fearless". I got this mouse/elephant image in my head and I couldn't shake it all week, so I just went with it. Armor and arrows and shields are not part of my normal repertoire of images, but I went with it anyway...

I had some past Illustration Friday submissions that would have worked well for Fearless too...

This is one I did for "Monster", back in '06 (before I was remarried). I love her fearless attitude!

"The Lord is my light and my salvation
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident."
Psalm 27:1-3

And this is oldie that I did of Daniel in the Lion's Den - the prompt that week was "Depth"...

"Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

So, whatever you may be facing, put your trust completely in Him and His strength, and not your own, and you too can be fearless as you face your challenges...because...

"You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."
1 John 4:4


  1. This is so lovely , these words from the bible are so comforting , thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Hey Becky! Wow when you submit to IF... you REALLY submit. :o) I love all these. It's amazing how God's word fit so well with each of the prompts on IF. Your Daniel and the lions is fantastic! I see why you couldn't resist this week. These are so great! I hope you had a good mother's day. I scrolled through your blog and saw the pic with mom. You look a lot like her. God bless you and your family Becky. Thanks for the encouraging scriptures and the kind words on my blog.

  3. Becky, I love your brave mousy!

  4. these are all very cute, love your style

  5. what a great way to end my day. with encouraging,sweet reminders of his awesome love. from the Lord and you.sweet dreams.

  6. I loved this post. One of the songs I most enjoyed teaching my Sunday School Class was "MY DELIVERER"

    "God is my rock, my shield and my deliverer,
    My fortress and my strength...
    God is my rock, my shield and my deliverer,
    He'll rescue me in time,
    Na na na na
    Na na na Na
    I called on Him and He delivered Me...e....e
    Na na na na
    Na na na na
    I called on Him and He delivered Me ... HEY!"


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