Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Isaiah 61:3 - After the Storm

Was in a writing mode this morning and was up way toooo early. 

I am using this particular Scripture as a basis in a project I have been working on for quite a while now. I have made up my mind it is time to buckle down and get it completed. Guess you can say this is an excerpt from the project. 

Isaiah 61:3 
"and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,the oil of joy instead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."

God gives us back our beauty (inside and out), our joy, and our praise after we have had to deal with times of ashes, mourning, and despair. We have to go thru hurt and things in life we sometimes just don't understand. Times we think life is being totally unfair to us. Sometimes these situations make us take our eyes off of where we know we are supposed to be going and the work we are supposed to be doing... 

Life is not going to always be easy, but there is the promise in this Scripture knowing God will restore us back with the good things He has for us. Everything we lost, the times we felt like we didn't measure up, when we seemed to be grasping for straws... God has a turn around time for your life... Just keep trusting Him and know He is leading you upon the path He has laid out for your life. Even though the storms are raging around you or you may even be in the eye of the storm, the storm always has an ending. The loud thunder boomers stop rolling. The lightning stops striking. The gusty winds stop blowing. The rain stops falling. The clouds part. The Son still shines after the rain. 

Kinda reminds me of the saying "Good things come to those who wait." I am seeing this is a few areas of my life. Don't give up too soon, you could miss the blessing waiting for you just ahead. Over the past few weeks, I have had a little inspiration. This picture I took on 07/24/2016 is just a little reminder of the bigger picture of the way God works areas out in our lives so that He gets the glory. 

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