Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Why are you in such turmoil?
Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5 CSB
Hope is something we all need to keep us from losing our joy or falling into despair. Since it is my #oneword for this year, I want to creatively explore hope. One of the first things I did was to write an acrostic to demonstrate my thoughts.
Have faith in God Open your heart to His call Pray for guidance in everything Expect Him to answer
After writing the acrostic I thought it would be fun to turn it into a haiku:
Have faith in your God Open your heart to His call Pray. Expect answers ~gsw~
COLLAGE AS A WAY TO EXPLORE HOPE
Making collages in my art journal is another way I’ve chosen to creatively explore hope. Working in my art journal is a way of expressing thoughts and feelings. It is fun to flip through magazines looking for picture and words to cut out. Art journaling is also a good way to relax and enjoy some down time. This is the first page I created to describe hope:
Here is another collage I finished this past Saturday. It shares expressions of hope and includes the haiku. My 5 yr old granddaughter added a couple of extra butterflies. The scripture in it is one I shared in my previous post. When I rest in God, looking to Him as my Rock, I will stand firm and not be shaken.
Do you have a #oneword focus for this year? What do you do to keep reminders of your word? I would love to hear. One person I know keeps sticky notes around the house so she can see it every day. She also has a bracelet with her word, which is a lovely idea. Please share in the comments your ideas for keeping your word before you.