Why “Beauty From Ashes”

I chose the name for my blog because it comes from a promise in scripture that brings me hope:

3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”

It holds both the promise of healing and the knowledge that in the healing the Lord will be glorified. It tells me that I have hope because God is going to do the healing in such an amazing way that HE will receive the glory and praise. Using the word “bringing” shows it to be a work in progress, something that is happening now, an action. If I remember this, it certainly helps me find a reason to get out of bed.


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