Beauty for Ashes

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Isaiah 61:3

To grant to those who mourn in Zion, to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.


Dearest Lord Jesus-

Thank you for giving us new beginnings and new life. Newness that comes from the sprouting forth of Your Mercy and Your Grace. A Newness that seals us with Your stamp of approval and Your unfailing love towards us.

In this world so many of us have been burnt by ashes. Some have lost loved ones, some have had broken homes and marriages, some with unforgiveness that has left splinters in our hands, pain and hurt caused by others, and circumstances that we can’t understand.

Lord, You are the Perfect Healer and the One who can bring restoration to our situation. You are the One True God who can bring light to any darkest moment. You are the One who can bring our mourning and our tears to praise.

You say in Your Word that You will bring Beauty for Ashes. That You will take us from the lowest, darkest, saddest place and pour out beauty. Your Beauty. A Beauty that brings resolve to our situation. A beauty that brings a cloak of strength and a shield of iron that protects us and guards us. The Beauty that You bring heals the brokenhearted and the deeply wounded. You restore us with Your beauty and compassion that brings resolve and comfort and removes tears of sadness. Beauty for ashes means that You through the indwelling of the power of the Holy Spirit, changes the condition of our heart. God, You know every detail about our lives. You know our heart and our intentions. When we suffer, You are there to bring Beauty for Ashes. And that is because You are a Beautiful God.


God of the new beginnings

God of the second chance

Your grace an endless river

Your love an avalanche

There in my darkest moment

All hope burnt to the ground

That’s where Your mercy found me

That’s when Your love came down

You turned my

mourning into


You turned my

sorrow into


Yeah You give me


Beauty for ashes,

beauty for ashes


Love met me in the ruins

Of all my past mistakes

Love walked me to the river

Love broke apart these chains

Love spoke a new tomorrow

Opened my eyes to see

Love washed away this sadness

Love came and rescued me

You turned my

mourning into


You turned my

sorrow into


Oh You give me

Oh I thank You,


I’m overwhelmed by Your

incredible love

You make

everything new


thank You, God

For all You’ve

done and yet to


Oh You make

everything new


He Makes Everything New-

Sammy K. Bonfim

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