My Own Strength 

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

“My Own Strength” colored pencil and acrylic 20x48 ©Sara Drescher

“My Own Strength” colored pencil and acrylic 20x48 ©Sara Drescher

The woman in the painting represents the ‘every person.’  She has her hands planted against the ‘wall’ of colors but her hands cannot make firm contact.  Despite her intentions, her hands have become incorporeal and pass through the barrier without making any headway.  Striving out of our own strength leads to frustration and loneliness.  God has created us to need Him and to need community.  By relying on His help, resources, and guidance, we can accomplish so much more than we could imagine on our own.  God also puts others in our lives for us to reach out to for help.  This builds community and humility which will ultimately help shore up the Body of Christ.  The purple dots reference Morse code, which is a form of communication, to emphasize the need for communication with God and with others.

“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” 1 Corinthians 1:25
The calligraphic line represents the word of the Lord or prayer language.

 This piece is available for purchase. $2100