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God Gives Beauty for Ashes

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them BEAUTY FOR ASHES, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:3  

God is a restorer and a redeemer. God can take all the ugly and hurtful things that have happened in our lives and transform them into something beautiful. No matter what your life has been like, abuse, abandonment, rejection, or trauma, God can take the pain and rebuild your life.

If you have experienced deep sorrow, and you feel worthless and hopeless, hold onto God’s Word that He gives beauty for ashes. Ashes are the occurrences in our lives that have caused us much grief, agony, and heartache. God has a plan to repair the ruins in your life.   Some people have endured deep scars from sexual, physical, or mental abuse, and they feel they could never be whole or complete, but God trades the wounds and misery for His rebuilding and completeness. God never wastes hurt. If you have been affected by suffering through abuse, rape, sexual assault, or any other traumatic life experiences, He desires to bring you renewal. God can take the most devastating things that have happened in your life, and renovate you and use you to bring recovery and hope to others. God will not only repair you from brokenness but He will use you to help others overcome their damaged lives.

God has a purpose for your life and He will cause something magnificent from the distress of your life. God desires to deliver all the things in your past that weigh you down and cause much heaviness. Many times, people that have a history of affliction begin to self-heal and self-medicate the pain through numerous addictions, such as alcohol, drugs, and food, but God wants to repair all of the personal painful memories and bring deliverance from these dependencies. God will help you work through the uncomfortable remembrances, one at a time, and He will lavish His unconditional love personally and reconstruct particularly from the years of destruction. Do not be concerned what the former years were like or even what has been done before, God can rectify the most distressing events in your life.

There is a reason for your existence, and God has a plan for your anguish. So many people, including myself, have helped so many individuals with their devastating life circumstances because we have not only gone through the encounters but we have allowed God to redeem, recondition and repair us.

God does give beauty for ashes.

“God wants you to be delivered from what you have done and from what has been done to you – Both are equally important to Him.” ― Joyce Meyer, Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing

About Stephanie Reck

Stephanie has a heart and passion to see broken lives restored and redeemed through Jesus Christ. She writes through her personal experiences and her educational and professional background. She has over 17 years experience in counseling, and has a Master's degree in Social Work, Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and is a Licensed Belief Therapist. Stephanie has been married for 16 years,and has one grown son. Stephanie's desire through her writings is to bring hope and encouragement to the body of Christ, that no matter what you have been though or going through, there is restoration and redemption through Jesus Christ.

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  1. Nothing else can heal like the Lord can. He turns a trial into a testimony.

    • Amen! He certainly does when we allow Him to take the trial from us and transform it into the beautiful testimony that He has planned for us.

  2. Amen and amen!!! What God can do with our trial is amazing.

  3. Yes, and amen, if we allow Him to take our mess, He can turn it into treasure for the Kingdom.

  4. Thank you for that encouraging writing All praise to God

  5. Thank you for your comment, praise Jesus that He gives beauty for ashes. Blessings of the Lord God be upon you.

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