Mixed Media Hybrid Bible Journaling by Elaine Davis using digital printables | But He is Still Good

I am so happy for March to finally show up! February was rough. Historically, it’s my least favorite month of the year. It has something to do with the gloominess, erratic weather, & the fact that I always feel rushed because it’s shorter than all the rest. This February has been no different. Between work, planning 2 events, having a broken vehicle, a friend recovering from brain surgery, & extensive home repair issues, last month I was served a hot steaming plate full overflowing with stress.

Mixed Media Hybrid Bible Journaling by Elaine Davis using digital printables | But He is Still Good

As you may or may now know, but you probably do, I have OCD & it’s a vicious thing when it’s feeling panicked. When tensions are high, especially with health & money, it’s like my brain is backed into a corner & the OCD fights my rational thinking tooth & nail. I had several days this past month with extra high stress, meaning extra high anxiety & extra intense panic attacks.

Mixed Media Hybrid Bible Journaling by Elaine Davis using digital printables | But He is Still Good

I had a few friends email to check in on me because they sensed I was a little off & I would reply back to them briefly outlining my month of stress. But at the end of the email I would always try to end it with “But He is still good.” Does that mean it helped every time? Unfortunately, no. Sometimes those imbalanced brain chemicals win. The enemy likes to take advantage of that & instill a sense of hopelessness. But do I believe those words every time I typed them? You betcha. “But He is still good.” The anxiety wins the battle sometimes, but it doesn’t win the war.

Mixed Media Hybrid Bible Journaling by Elaine Davis using digital printables | But He is Still Good

Reminding ourselves that He is greater than our fears & worries is essential. Asking Jesus to take control is what we can do to fight those enemy invasions of dread, hopelessness, & fear. I want reaching to Him to be my first instinct when I’m faced with panic. Rather than letting it overtake me, I want that prayer to be a knee-jerk reaction as natural to me as taking my next breath. Sometimes our prayers might seem repetitive, like we’re asking the same things of God all the time. But I promise you that it makes Him glad that we reach to Him & lean on Him for understanding. It’s a pretty simple reminder for ourselves: “But He is still good.” But it’s one that shows our faithfulness through & through.

<3 Elaine

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2 Comments
  1. Maggie Hamlin 2 years ago

    This page has me all kinds of <3. I feel your pain Elaine! Sometimes it's all we can do to give God the glory and move onto the next moment. Hugs!

  2. Sheryl Musslewhite 2 years ago

    Oh Elaine! ( and Maggie ^) I feel ya (both) for sure! Blessings to you both my friend! And Thank You so much for sharing this, I can’t express how much I needed to hear this today! It’s definitely been a trying season for me/my family. So yes! Jesus! Take Control! Take the wheel!! Big hugs my friend & lots of prayers!

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