In the world, there are so many disasters, much sadness and sufferings. Sometimes, it overwhelms us. The earthquakes, floods, pandemics, wars, trafficking, diseases, betrayal, and broken relationships…..yet there is the ONE who suffered all and carried all our burdens for us. Not only is He able to heal our hearts, He can transform us and make us new if we allow Him to.
This song is dedicated to the passover lamb, our hope and salvation, Jesus Christ.
The lyrics are as below:
My heart’s over-whelmed, I need you, I need you, Yeshua Elohim.
My heart’s over-whelmed, I need you, I need you, my Lord Yeshua.
You were pierced for our transgressions, You were crushed for our iniquities, The punishment that brought us peace was upon You.
By your wounds, I am healed, By your wounds, I am healed, Woo Woo Woo ~
In my distress, I cry out to you, Elohim Yeshua. By your wounds, I am healed. I am healed. I am healed.
I started this painting as a title of a wounded heart last October in 2022, as I journey along to this new year, I changed the tile as ” Revive my heart. ”
Yes, it was wounded and painful. Yet during this period of experience from last year, I glimpsed a tiny bit of the Lord’s suffering, and His broken heart for us all. While he was wounded for us, He said, ” Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing! ”
Brokenness draws us closer to His heart, it’s a refining process, and I saw His mercy and compassion, the glimpse of His suffering brings the light of healing.
YOU are with me in the storm. The waves are up and down, and I am tossed around. Yet YOU are with me.
It’s still raining, the wind is still blowing. Yet YOU are with me.
YOU are with me always though sometimes I don’t see Your steady hands surrounding me & comforting me
In the midst of storm YOU give me hope I know YOU are taking me to my destination
From last November to December (2022), ” Praise You In This Storm ” a song by ” Casting Crowns. ” speaks to my situation a lot. Months of emotional turmoil comes with this painting.
It was a miracle month in December, through much sickness, struggling with physical and emotional tumoil, my FATHER brought many people on our journey to speak words of life to me and my family.
In the new year of 2023, I feel like I have come out from the storm, and I begin to see the rays of sun, therefore, this piano song also births out of the storm. It’s called ” He is with me in the Storm. ”
It has been one year after Don passed away. He was my daughter’s favourite uncle, we family had so many fun outdoor memories with him when we visited family in Blenheim.
Don was man of adventure, a shepherd, a silver-smith, a builder, a hunter, a husband, a father, a person who loved nature, his wife & son. A man that we all will miss.
We are waiting and looking forward to the day that we will see him again in our heavenly home.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for His Name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me:
Your rod and Your staff comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You have anointed my head with oil,
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy will
follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of Lord forever.
” My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven & the earth. ” – Psalm
This painting was inspired by my Persian friend Saeedeh, Ali & Shahrad, to celebrate for their new home in New Zealand. The painting was used the traditional Asian ink stone, brush and watercolour technic.
Family, histories, beginnings and ends, spaces in between. The light of life, genealogies and drifting memories. The passage of time and its dimensions, connections and movement, looking back to think about the future.