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.

Happy Sunday!



Comments (9)

On August 8, 2010 at 8:22 AM , Christie Cottage said...

Beautiful verse!


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On August 8, 2010 at 10:07 AM , pfd said...

Melanie - beautiful verse. I have also picked verses from Isaiah to focus my blog around.

 
On August 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM , Vanessa said...

Beautiful post Melanie! In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. -Proverbs 3:6

 
On August 8, 2010 at 2:33 PM , watercolors said...

Wonderful scripture and message. Beautiful print!

 
On August 8, 2010 at 4:21 PM , Kathleen said...

Wonderful reminded to us all!!! Thank you =) God bless!

 
On August 8, 2010 at 7:06 PM , KippysSoMature said...

yes :O)

 
On August 8, 2010 at 9:21 PM , Taylor said...

nice scripture...great imagery

Taylor

 
On August 9, 2010 at 11:01 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Great verse, Melanie. Thanks so much!

 
On August 16, 2010 at 5:27 PM , Campbell Jane said...

Beautiful indeed. Thanks so much for featuring my photograph. Many Blessings