A Crown of Beauty for Ashes
Are you mourning? Hurting? Feeling lonely or in despair? Please lift your head and know that God sees your pain, and He cares. He wants to bring you comfort, joy out of suffering, blessings from brokenness, and He will give you a crown of beauty for your ashes. I don’t know how or when, but hang on beloved, He is near and He hears your prayer. Cry out to Him and rejoice when He answers. He is with you and you are not alone.
To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. (Isaiah 61:3)
at His feet Daily Prayer
Lord, please hear my cry, my plea for mercy. I am weary and I need Your healing presence. Transform me into something new, create something beautiful from my brokenness, and use me to share Your love with others. Shield me from my enemies, and light my path with Your holy Word. You know exactly what I need, and I know in Your timing, You will provide. Until then, I also know You will hold me close and never leave my side. Help me feel Your presence every moment and strengthen my faith that I would stand firm. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Time in the Word: Isaiah 61
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