”For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” /1 Sam 16:7
There is no performance in the kingdom of God.
”The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
”You are my refuge,
In your presence,
I find peace, your peace, greater than I can comprehend.
I hide under your wings,
You are my safest place. I trust in you. I will be still, knowing you are God.”
Interpretation of Psalm 45, 84 & 91
Acrylic on canvas
That the God who created heaven and earth sees me, knows me, loves me and never leaves me… wow!
”You surround me with your song
You sing over me.
Songs of joy
rooting in my heart.
Makes my heart bubbeling –
Wow, that I am loved by you!
And to know that you love me,
This, i can’t contain –
I just have to bring it all back to you!”
Acrylic, 40 x 40 cm, sold
”When I have You, I’ve got everything I need.
You lead me to the green fields,
my weary soul finds rest in You.
You restore me, redeem me and lead me,
You turn my heavy heart into singing,
songs of joy, joy everlasting.
Your thoughts for me are wider,
Your love for me is deeper than the ocean…
This is more than I can comprehend
You are with me.
Thou storms may surround me, I Will not be shaken.
When fear tries to steal my peace, You NEVER leave me.
I set my eyes on you, my shepherd, my saviour and my friend,
You are with me.
And I’ll be with you forever more.”
/Interpretation of psalm 23
You lead me to the river
You restore my soul
Streams of living water
”The Lord will always lead you.
He will satisfy your needs in dry lands
and give strength to your bones.
You will be like a garden that has much water,
like a spring that never runs dry.”
”Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Mixed media, 45 x 60 cm
”I am leaving you with a gift—
peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27
Though storms surround me, I will not be shaken, cause I know you are with me.
”Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm…” Matthew 8:21
Mixed media on canvas, 90 x 115 cm
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the
Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm, 2016
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
”They shall neither hunger nor thirst,
Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;
For He who has mercy on them will lead them,
Even by the springs of water He will guide them.”
“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
”Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.”