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 glory. Isaiah 61:3
Life isn't always easy, is it? There are days that will be filled with heartbreak, with sorrow, with grief, with pain. However, our God promises us that if we turn to Him, He will turn our ashes to beauty, our mourning to blessing, our despair to praise.
My favorite part of this verse is the last part that tells us He will make us like great oaks planted for His glory. I love the picture of that oak tree. So very strong and mighty. Planted and standing firm for our God.