Beauty For Ashes

 

Passage : Isaiah Ch. 61 :3

"To all who mourn in Israel, he will give beauty

for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise

instead of despair. For the Lord has planted

them like strong and gracefulo aks for his own

glory."

No matter how ugly our past life had become,

the Lord could always turn it to beauty. Whate-

ver the devil meant for evil against us, the

Lord will always turn it out for good.

In our momentary earthly sojourn, not all the

circumstances that happened to us were always

favorable.There were certain occurrences in our

lives that indeed have shattered us, crushed

our dreams, frustrated our plans even paralyzed

our hopes. But no matter how tragic our lives

have become, the moment the Lord took over,

everything else will be turned into beauty. The

unfolding of God's plan is awesome. Those dis-

heartening circumstances that broke us trans-

formed us into men and women of character.We have

to be broken, to be crushed, to be humbled in

order for us to become beautiful vessels unto

God's honor.

So despite our broken hearts and shattered

dreams, the future remains very promising to us,

only because of what GOD has done.

GOD bless. GOD speed.

Cristy Santander

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bluebird 8 years ago

Very nice, encouraging hub! Who's in charge here? You know and I know. God bless. God speed.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks bluebird for appreciating this hub.


Doods 8 years ago

Wow, I've been waiting for this article for so long...hehehe ;) truly encouraging and inspirational.


doodsdpogi 8 years ago

Wow, I've been waiting for this article for so long...hehehe ;) truly encouraging and inspirational.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Doods for a generous comment.


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soyelude 8 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

This is very uplifting...knowing that God cares is enough of a balm to sooth the pains/losses we may suffer. Great hub Cristina.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thank you very much soyelude for appreciating this hub.


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

oh dear..this is too true and I wish I knew what to do...to ease other's pain..mine means nothing..I am such a baby...spoiled..protected too much...God is the true answer...G-Ma :o) hugs


blovegrovec 6 years ago

Thank you for expressing so well exactly what I have seen God do in my life.

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