Streams that make glad

“No matter how it looks, trust God.” – Philip Yancey

This psalm encourages us to hope and trust in God; in his power and providence, and his gracious presence with his church in the worst of times. We may apply it to spiritual enemies, and the encouragement we have that, through Christ, we shall be conquerors over them. He is a Help, a present Help, a Help found, one whom we have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that is always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we ever find the like in any creature. Let those be troubled at the troubling of the waters, who build their confidence on a floating foundation; but let not those be alarmed who are led to the Rock, and there find firm footing. Here is joy to the church, even in sorrowful times. The river alludes to the graces and consolations of the Holy Spirit, which flow through every part of the church, and through God’s sacred ordinances, gladdening the heart of every believer. It is promised that the church shall not be moved. If God be in our hearts, by his word dwelling richly in us, we shall be established, we shall be helped; let us trust and not be afraid. … Mark this, take the comfort, and say, If God be for us, who can be against us? With this, through life and in death, let us answer every fear. (Matthew Henry’s commentary on Ps 46)



1) COPIC 110 Special Black (for horizon line)

2) Staedtler Lumocolor S black (for skyline)

3) ZIG Millenium 02 Black (for waterfall, stream and sun + signoff)

4) Pentel PEN Super Fine Point NMF50 Green-label Black (for verse text & reference)

5) Unknown brand Baby blue jumbo colour pencil (for river/stream)

6) Red sketchbook paper, A’Zone


  • Look and (tactile) feel of the Pentel PEN Super Fine Point NMF50
  • White space (erm, rather, red space) on the rest of the page

Do different:

  • My perspective drawings need major working on! :p



About lilac butterfly

Live. Love. Learn. Laugh. Write. Draw. Colour. Blend. Play. Dream. Cry. Reflect. Pray. Sing. Worship. Bake. Cook. Rest. Give thanks.

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