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Neeba Abraham was born in India, raised in Kuwait and moved to Canada following God's call on her life. She is an engineer, blogger, and a lettering artist who believes God can work all things together for good.

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  1. Hi Neeba! Oh how I loved reading this. What a beautifully encouraging picture of our Heavenly Father’s love!

    I started bawling right from the second paragraph, when I saw this line: “It was on one of those days the thought of painting made me sit up straight. I voiced the idea to my father who was eagerly waiting for me to smile again.” It immediately made me think of God’s care for us – So fierce, yet so tender! 🙂

    Thank you Neeba for sharing these important reminders to surrender our lives completely to God, and let Him do what He does best. We can’t go wrong when we let God lead!

    God bless you Neeba, and God bless your parents too:) You are blessed to have such caring parents. I am delighted for you:) I too am very blessed, my parents are amazing. Praise God!:) I pray that God’s joy will continually fill their hearts to overflowing.

    Oh and your name is so pretty! 🙂 I love it!! 🙂

    Have a beautiful day Neeba. May God continue to use everything you do, say and experience for His glory. Keep smiling! God bless! And please be sure to say hello to your parents for me, even though I don’t know them haha.

    Blessings to you and all of yours Neeba!
    ~ Bomi 🙂

    • Thanks Bomi, I never thought that line would impact anyone but God speaks to everyone so differently.
      I love the revelation you had – A Father who loves us so much that He is waiting for us to smile again. I think I see this story differently now.
      I’m so glad it blessed you. God bless.

  2. Neeba, this story, offered up from a challenging time in your life, is a gorgeous metaphor for what God wants to do for us every single day. May we find grace to offer up our own unfinished paintings for his skillful brush work.
    And if you are interested in reading about the role of art in recovery from depression, Sharon Garlough Brown’s Shades of Gray is a fictional account of how an artist uses the spiritual practice of visio divina (sacred seeing) in her recovery process.

  3. Wow! What a testament to God’s loving arms and great gifts! Thanks so much for sharing! It was such an encouragement!

  4. Beautiful and so true. This is a theme I can relate to very well, it’s even the theme of my blog:). God is THE perfect artist, and He CAN make beauty out of our messes! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Blessings,
    M @ In Beautiful Chaos

    • Thank you, Courtney. It’s so hard to even imagine God can use our darkest moments to bring light in someone’s life but that’s what He does best.

  5. Neeba thank you for sharing your raw and honest feelings and experiences of your life. What at beautiful testimony of God’s love for us and I will remember this story for a long time. Jesus take my paint brush!!

  6. Amen! Amazing Neebs!
    God’s intention for you is to be much more beautiful and glorious than a mesmerizing sunset or a school of multi-coloured fish.
    Nature is proof that God is an amazing artist, but what makes Him the ultimate artist is that His greatest masterpiece ever was YOU!
    He is still painting your life on the biggest canvas ever. He hasn’t finished yet. Many great works of art take a long time.

    Until that day when it is finally revealed to you, there is a piece of work you can look at and stand awestruck and overwhelmed every single time you look at it- the work on the cross! The greatest and the ultimate expression of everything beautiful. No artist can ever replicate it or make a better piece of art than the one that was finished on the cross.

    Stay happy and hopeful,
    Love love love,
    Steffy.

  7. I can’t tell you how much I love this! So beautifully said. Thank you so much for sharing. These words touch my heart friend ❤️

  8. Neeba,

    What a testimony of God’s faithfulness to us. We think our past & any mistakes will take God’s love away. That is exactly what the evil one wants us to believe. This reminds me of the song “Greater is the One” by Mercy Me. The chorus “Every day I wrestle with the voices that keep telling me I’m not right But that’s alright ‘Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed when others say I’ll never be enough and greater is the One living inside of me than he who is living in the world.” He is asking us to surrender ALL of our lives to Him & He will guide our paths. He will make beauty from ashes. The portrait He paints will be a masterpiece. He is the mater artist!!

    Blessings 🙂

  9. MY GOD!!!!! you were preaching to me! this was so beautiful and perfect post. i’ve been struggling with some things recently, but this was the most amazing reminder that trusting God will be the BEST decision of my life. nothing i can plan or imagine will even come close to what he plans to do in my life. im learnig to trust and surrender, but that is still a process. i’m getting better though and he’s working on me. i don’t know what’s up ahead, but i KNOW that it will far exceed my expectations. i just have to let go of what i THINK i want and expect his best.

    thank you for fighting the darkness, seeing the light, and sharing…you are a blessing!

    • I’m so glad! God will always meet you where you are. If God can turn my story around to bring light to others, imagine how He is going to use your story.
      There’s a quote by Mother Teresa: “…Let Him do with me whatever He wants as He wants for as long as He wants if my darkness is light to some soul.”
      I’m sure that God is going to use your brokenness for His glory and a beacon of light for many others.