Beauty for Ashes 

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It was hot yesterday. After only an hour of working in the yard I was sweating and worn out. My project list included moving a huge pile of rocks. As the sun beat down on me and I struggled to move the heaviest of the stones a song from the 1990’s began bouncing around in my head. It’s a song based on the book of Isaiah 61 and performed by Crystal Lewis. Some of the lyrics resounded in my mind and spirit…

He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair

When sorrow seems to surround you
When suffering hangs heavy o’er your head
Know that tomorrow brings
Wholeness and healing
God knows your need
Just believe what He said

He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair

I thought about the how life has a way of burning our dreams, aspirations and plans to the ground. Loss and an uncertainty of how to start again causes us to lose hope. However, if we are willing to let go of what we wanted we may discover the beauty of what we need.

Blessings,
@BrianLoging
http://www.thewannabesaint.com

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thewannabesaint.com is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Brian Loging, brian@thewannabesaint.com, is lead writer at tWS. He is also a speaker, author, poet.

Posted on May 9, 2015, in Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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