Beauty for Ashes

Recently, the song "Beauty for Ashes" by Crystal Lewis has been in my head and in my spirit. You can listen to it on my playlist on the very bottom of this page.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

"He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair

When sorrow seems to surround you
When suffering hangs heavy o'er your head
Know that tomorrow brings
Wholeness and healing
God knows your need
Just believe what He said

He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair

When what you've done keeps you from moving on
When fear wants to make itself at home in your heart
Know that forgiveness brings
Wholeness and healing
God knows your need
Just believe what He said

He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair

I once was lost but God has found me
Though I was bound I've been set free
I've been made righteous in His sight
A display of His splendor all can see

He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair"

The words to this song are so true. When all we have is nothing but ashes and sorrow from our life, God transforms those tears and heartaches into beauty. Wow! All we need to do is give our brokenness to the Lord, and He will make us whole in His timing. God sees every tear we cry, and wants nothing more than to make it better if only we ask Him.

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