Sunday, July 3, 2016

God has not given us the spirit of fear -- Coloring Page #17

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Happy Sunday! This has always been one of my favorite scriptures -- I turn to it when I feel fearful or weak, and it reminds me that those feelings do NOT come from God. He wants us to feel powerful and full of love. But the part that means the most to me at the moment is the promise of a "sound mind." Mental illness runs rampant in my family, with everything from depression and anxiety to paranoid schizophrenia. I thought that I had dodged the bullet, but this year I have been struggling with intense anxiety that hit from out of nowhere. It has attacked my confidence in myself and in my faith, but Heavenly Father continually pulls me back from the brink and reminds me that those feelings of doubt and uncertainty and fear are not His message to me. If I hold on to Him and let Him pull me out of the spiral, I can feel that confidence of a "sound mind." I am so grateful for His love and grace and the power that comes through Him. And I repeat this scripture as a mantra to myself, to help me remember Him and His love in those moments of darkness. Power, love, and a sound mind are our heritage from God, and He can help us get there.

To print out this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below and save to your computer, then print as normal. Make sure you click "fit to page" so the edges aren't cut off. Feel free to share, and I always love to hear how you use my pages!

1 comment:

Laree said...

Thank you so much for your coloring pages! We have stake conference today, and I wanted to bring something for my tweens to keep them occupied. Your pages are exactly what I was looking for!