Friday, June 3, 2011

Beauty

It's never been a secret that I struggle with anxiety. There are definitely times in life when that feeling is heightened. The past few months have been one of those times. I have faced huge disappointment and I've wrestled with God to know the "why" of it all. I told my counselor this week that I feel like all of these things (of which I have no real control over) have been swept up by a breeze and I'm trying to catch them while grasping at only the wind. What I'm glad to know is that someone who sees a much bigger picture is able to grasp all that I cannot. He knows when I'm going to be angry and hurt. He knows when I'll feel deep grief and despair. And, He knows that there will, one day, be beauty instead of ashes.


"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." - Isaiah 60:3



2 comments:

The Smiths said...

Such a good reminder for me, too. Love you friend.

Elizabeth French Cooper said...

One of my favorite verses in life. Here's to the day...

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