Friday, November 18, 2005

Illustration Friday: Strength

I'm always inspired by people who have a quiet strength. They face tough problems and painful situations with grace. They choose to laugh when others would be bound up in bitterness. Truly, the "joy of the Lord is their strength" (Nehemiah 8:10)

"My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever."
Psalm 73:26 (NLT)
"The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." Psalm 118:14

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." Isaiah 40:29

"But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)

"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
Philippians 4:13

"But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God."
Psalm 59:16-17

I didn't have time for a drawing this week (I barely got this in before the next topic), but chose to do a little photo manipulation instead. Done in Corel PhotoPaint
p.s. So sorry I have not had time to provide comments to your fine artwork out there - but it has blessed me!


  1. Hi Becky, your words have put me in a great mood and I am sure it will stay with me all day!

  2. Very inspirational, as always...and the calm, strong face of the woman is a good matching image. I'm glad I am looking at this before another stressful day...I feel stronger already. Take care:>

  3. Becky
    Thank you so much for the inspiration. Wonderful way to end my week.

  4. Excellent! How easily problems and stress distract us from seeing God's power. What a nice reminder of Who's in control!

    This would translate well into a framed inspirational piece.

  5. Anonymous3:24 PM

    I know people like that. They're very inspiring. My mother is one of them.

  6. Very beautiful! Hope you don't mind but I've just "tagged" you to write 20 facts about yourself ^_^ I looked to see if you were tagged already but I didn't see that you were. Can't wait to read them! Bye!


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