Daily Devotional: Beauty for Ashes

We thank you Lord that you give us beauty in exchange for ashes. When things seem destroyed beyond recognition, invaluable and wasted, you bring life and vitality. You give us the oil of joy in exchange for mourning. We forfeit that spirit of depression for praise. Thank you for giving us joy for the journey, peace beyond our understanding, beauty

A NEW BEGINNING

I will give you a new beginning in Me, says the LORD. Count this moment as a new season for you. I will give you beauty for the ash heap of your own life. As David of old wept at the burning of Ziglag and the loss of everything that he had, and his family that was taken into captivity,

Beauty for Ashes

I Am giving you beauty for ashes, says the Lord.  As you look at the ash heap of your life, just exchange it!  I will take it!  I will trade with you.  I will take all the burned up, useless, painful and unproductive things that you are lamenting over and give you My beauty.  Ashes are ugly and there is nothing