…And He Shall Strengthen Your Heart

Rose in garden

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!”

Psalm 27:13-14
These verses have spoken so much to me lately, and today I began memorizing the whole psalm. It’s so full of promises that bolster and embolden. Psalms is by far and away my favorite book of the Bible, and I find myself there often, savoring the sweet reminders of the Lord’s provision, protection, love, majesty, and beauty. No need to fear, for He is confidence; no room for weakness, for He is strength; no place for emptiness, for He is boundless love. Oh, it’s wonderful to read!
I’m reviving this blog after more than a year–in the blogosphere, I am nothing short of flaky, and I apologize. But I’ve been busy–I have a new website for my professional life as a graphic designer and illustrator, with a blog to go with it, and though I initially planned for it to replace this blog, I realized that it only really had place for my art. I missed my lifestyle blog, with my everyday thoughts and pictures! So it seems that my art blog over there is sufficient place for my sketches and art musings, and over here I can do everything else. I apologize to everyone who’s been putting up with my flitting from blog to blog, but this finally seems to “sit right” inside me. 
Keep an eye out for more fresh content coming soon here at My Heart Shall Rejoice!
~ Laurie Elise