Total Reliance Under Stress And Trial

*** myPhotoWalk — Photo Artistry ***

One early morning on a myPhotoWalk adventure, I noticed this beautiful red blossom reaching up to the sky. It was so special to me I stopped and captured several images with my Sony A6000, a favorite lightweight mirrorless camera to carry with me on photo walks. This particular flower is a genus of shrubs, Crimson Kunzea, similar to a bottlebrush, and in the family of Myrtaceae.

When I pulled it into Photoshop, I knew I wanted to do something special with it to create a photo artistry image. So I began experimenting with some of my RadLab recipes that I’ve developed over the last couple of years. Finally, I found the perfect one that did what I wanted. I call it “Italy Fade” and it adds an old world feel to the colors.

Then I added some texture with On1 Software, masking in the plant, and also some special Brooke Shaden Home textures. The real challenge was how to add the text. I wanted to accomplish a lot in the space I had, yet leave space to focus on the blossom as the main subject. So I put the Total Reliance Under Stress and Trial (my TRUST acronym from my Trusting In The Names Of God – A 30-Day Journey) in a vertical display and added the verse, Proverbs 3:5 in the lower right hand corner.

The idea behind this image comes from all that God has been teaching me over the last number of years, and it can be summed up in the word, “Trust.” I am learning, slowly but surely, to trust. And He is teaching me that it truly means, “Total Reliance Under Stress and Trial.” I remember the day that the Lord gave me that acronym, and I have since included it in many of the books I’ve written. But trust doesn’t come easily to one such as me who likes to know the answers and see the way.

This image reminds me to reach up to God for help in every experience of stress and trial. I love the burst of color in the large flower, reminding me of the fruit of seeking God and depending on Him. We will see His answer and provision in His time and in His way.

So, for the times when you are undergoing stress and trial, may this image remind you to “Trust.”

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


myPhotoWalk Devotional

Trust in the LORD with all your heart.
Proverbs 3:5

myPhotoWalk Technical

  • Title: Trust With All My Heart
  • Description: A bottlebrush plant I noticed on an early morning walk in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 09/28/16
  • Camera: Sony A6000, Zeiss 16-70mm, FL 70mm, ISO 320, f/4, 1/125.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk PhotoShoot in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, RadLab Software, On1 Software.
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin – myPhotoWalk™ – Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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