Expecting Beauty From The Ashes Of Life

April 5, 2019

to bestow on them a crown of beautyinstead of ashes,the oil of joyinstead of mourning,and a garment of praiseinstead of a spirit of despair. (Isaiah 61:3) What ashes are you holding in your hand and covering your head (mind) with? Is it regret, shame, disappointment or sorrow for where you are in your walk of […]

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. (Isaiah 61:3)

What ashes are you holding in your hand and covering your head (mind) with? Is it regret, shame, disappointment or sorrow for where you are in your walk of life? Or maybe it’s the realization of where you’re not? Do the cares and distractions of this world have you mourning or in such despair, that this all seems hopeless? Take comfort my friend. The LORD has revealed to us through Isaiah, that those who are broken and mourn can come to Him and find a crown of beauty to replace their ashes. Remember, ashes are only present as things are being burnt away. Look to His Word today to remind you of who you’re becoming through the refinement of your circumstances. Then you can rise from the ashes and find the beauty of your true identity in Christ and the joy of what is to come. 

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:12) 

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Stephanie Tyndall is a servant of Jesus Christ, writer for the Seeds Among the Soil Women's Ministry, and She Rises International.

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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. (Isaiah 61:3)

What ashes are you holding in your hand and covering your head (mind) with? Is it regret, shame, disappointment or sorrow for where you are in your walk of life? Or maybe it’s the realization of where you’re not? Do the cares and distractions of this world have you mourning or in such despair, that this all seems hopeless? Take comfort my friend. The LORD has revealed to us through Isaiah, that those who are broken and mourn can come to Him and find a crown of beauty to replace their ashes. Remember, ashes are only present as things are being burnt away. Look to His Word today to remind you of who you’re becoming through the refinement of your circumstances. Then you can rise from the ashes and find the beauty of your true identity in Christ and the joy of what is to come. 

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:12) 

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Brief bio of Stephanie and her primary goal for Seeds Among the Soil.

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Are you ready to develop a deeper understanding of God’s word? Seeds Among the Soil offers a variety of resources and opportunities to help you do just that. Click the link below to learn more.

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