Art Stories: Paper Dolls | Soul Surrender

Soul_Surrender_MB_2013Soul Surrender

He will again have compassion on us,

and will subdue our iniquities.

You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Micah 7:19 (NKJV)

Casting your sins in the depths of the sea

as you stand on the shoreline facing the waves

Tell your soul to embrace God’s grace

to release the fears, doubts & pain

the chains broken off as you worship

in His glorious embrace

Soul Surrender was born on a summer evening when I was invited to come and sketch a Paper Doll during a Bible study group called Mending the Soul. As I sat among the women in attendance that evening I sensed the Lord exchanging the pain they had carried, the sins they needed to surrender to His loving grace… I sensed Him singing over them while their hearts laid bare before Him. He was casting all the consequences of the sins committed against them and the staggering regret of their sins into the sea setting them free to receive His glorious embrace as they surrender to His grace.

About the Artist: Michelle Bentham is an inspired prophetic artist and ordained minister. She often says that every painting tells a story and believes that when you spend time with a piece of art it will speak to you beyond the limitations of human vocabulary.She believes her creativity and work is born from the depths of her relationship with God and is passionate about connecting people to God’s heart through creative expression. She professes Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and offers private prophetic painting sessions for individuals and small groups by appointment through Against the Grain Studio in Granbury, TX. To learn more about Michelle and her artwork visit

This item is in the possession of it’s owner and no longer for sale. Prints, framed or unframed, and Art Cards of this work are available by order or at Against the Grain Studio in Granbury, TX.

Image of 12×18 Mixed Media on Canvas
Words & Art (c) Michelle Bentham 2013-2018, All Rights Reserved. 
 Michelle Bentham – P O Box 5172 – Granbury, TX 76049


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