“But He knows the way that I take, when He has tested me, I will come forth
as gold.”   Job 10:23

I love all the layers and colors represented in this weeks painting.  Every layer telling 
a story, maybe my story or your story.  
As we are learning ~ Nothing is ever wasted, ~ God uses everything for our good and
His glory. EVERYTHING!!  Those HARD  days, the HEAVY days, the days we just don’t
understand. Yes, I know I have walked through some of those days and I am certain you 
have, too. Maybe, even today?
The encouragement today is given to us in God’s Word.  God knows the path you’re 
walking. He will not neglect you or leave you alone. He is with you, holding you and everything in your path is filtered through His hands. Rest in that Peace. You are never alone.
Secondly, you will come forth as gold. The trials and testing that we face, as difficult
and painful as they might be are used as a purifying tool. God will refine, shape, and
mold us to be more like Jesus. I know these times can be hard and painful, but my sweet friend,
youwill come forth like gold.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”            Jeremiah 29:11