Tuesday, 12 October 2010

What's the meaning?



I first heard the phrase "Beauty for Ashes" from a friend about a year ago. She told me the term applies to my situation. That out of sadness and hurt will come strength and victory. She promised that in time, I can say "Beauty for ashes" - just like she has - and mean it. But of course she can say it. She's (happily) married, has a cute kid and can eat all the Chinese she wants. Me, I looked like crap, was snotty and crying ugly and this just sounded all so unbelievable, girly, even romantic. Even the Joan of Arc in me was defeated. (Shout out by the way to this warrior!)

They say time heals. That is part true. Many have hurt but many remain bitter. For me, there is something else bigger than ourselves that empowers us to heal, to let go. That is the love of the God I've come to know. His love makes our grudges petty. This is all very intense sounding but along with these gems, will be funny moments that I hope you will come to see what I mean. Whether funny or intense, this blog will be unapologetic in the fact that I'm now on the "other side" because of the very simple fact that my God is the one who makes all things new and restores even the most broken of us beautifully.

True story.

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful testimony. God bless you for sharing it!

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  2. Gratitude - pure gratitude running down my face as God turns my ashes into beauty....how amazing...

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  3. Indeed! There's no better feeling than experiencing God's unconditional love for us.

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  4. WOW !!! GOD BLESS you for SHARING it .

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  5. I finally know what u are talking about,because I have embraced the wonderful Love of GOD!THANK U for sharing it has Blessed me.

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  6. I finally know what u are talking about,because I have embraced the wonderful Love of GOD!THANK U for sharing it has Blessed me.

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  7. Thank you for amazing and strong testimony

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  8. Im still confused of the meaning beauty for ashes

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    1. I think it simply means something good will always come out from your problems and troubles.

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  9. Im still confused of the meaning beauty for ashes

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  10. ◄ Isaiah 61:3 ►






    Parallel Verses

    New International Version
    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.

    New Living Translation
    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.

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