“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
Personal experience Goldenyaa ; As young christian woman i was brought up to honor God commandments, and i knew what was wrong from right,
but i choose often to live a life that was not right in God ways. I chose to have boyfriends with intentions that would only hurt, abuse and depress me.Thinks only got worst and worse ,in my finance, in my kids life , eventual caving in my faith in Jesus.
I continued searching for love in men for very wrong reasons, and also using marriage as weapon, everything back fired.
Those where my ashes for a very long time, just when i let loose of the control i had over my love life and gave it to God, he prepared the right spouse for me.
God took those ashes spirituality from me and thought me how to hold, how to maintain and love BEAUTY.. Am talking about the future!!!!
Remember the samaritian woman: John 4 in the bible
16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
17 “I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
Jesus made an example here even those that are no more valuable , and has package`s of disgrace are not forgotten,
this woman ashes where here marriage s , am sure she even was a cast out in her community . ( Reader can you relate to this) but God told her here, there was still hope for her..and not only she was saved but also her village: her Beauty in the future was made
Brother or Sister:
On the outside, do you seem to have it altogether, but on the inside you’re hurting? Maybe your heart has been broken or someone has wounded you deeply. If so, God wants to pick up all of the broken pieces and make you whole again. He wants to give you beauty for ashes.
God’s plan is sending Jesus to heal the brokenhearted (See Isaiah 61). You are just the person Jesus came for