You make us a portrait of beauty from the ashes of our past. You make beautiful things grow from the dirt the enemy buried us in. You make beauty rise like the noonday sun from out of the shadows of shame. You create beauty from the dust of disgrace and despair. You create beauty from brokenness. You take every shard and piece it together to reveal a beauty in us that shines from the depths of darkness and breathes life into the grave of our pain. You reach into the tomb of our deadened spirits and revive it with your grace and love. You transform stillborn, lifeless hearts into beating, pulsing, invigorating souls filled with joy, victory, and power. We are not dead as our enemies assumed. We are alive in you Jesus. We are redeemed. We are restored. We are renewed. We are resplendent in the beauty of your love.
"Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don't be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you." - Isaiah 54:4 NLT
"Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine." -Isaiah 43:1NLT "He will give a crown of beauty for ashes." - Isaiah 61:3 NLT
"Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor." - Isaiah 61:7 NLT
"He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun." - Psalm 37:6 NLT
"So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus." -Romans 8:1 NLT
In Christ, you are made new. You are no longer chained to what others have said or even still say about you concerning who you used to be. God has the final say. And He says you are free! In Him, you are redeemed, restored, renewed. Washed clean of the dirt of your past sins. You are made righteous in Christ. You are put on a trajectory towards a new life and it doesn't involve who you were, but calls out to who you are now and who you will become!!! #newbeginnings #beautyforashes #madenewinjesus #renew #resplendent #restore #rebuild #reclaim #trustgod #grace #mercy #brave #strong #future #destiny #findyourlifeinjesus #jesussaves #jesusrenews #freedom #iamfree #poetrycommunity #writerscommunity #jesus #life