From the Ashes

May 16, 2018

Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. Isaiah 61:7

The Lord my God fights for me – He works all things for my good.

Even when I can’t see it.

Even when life presses hard.

It feels like I’m drowning.

The Lord my God is faithful and mighty to save.

I’ve lost so much.

He restores what the thief stole and locusts ate away.

My mind and emotions imprison me.

He sets captives free and restores sight to the blind.

I’ve gone too far.

He drapes me in robes of righteousness and replaces my rags.

My life is a mess.

What lies in ruin is rebuilt and He repairs what was destroyed long ago.

After all I’ve done, how can God love me?

Instead of shame and dishonor, He gives me a double share of honor.

God promises everlasting joy will be mine.

He promises to faithfully reward suffering.

He heals broken hearts and tenderly bandages wounds.

I put faith in His unfailing love.

The Lord is a sun and shield – He lights my path and protects me from destruction.

He is close to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit.

My flesh and heart may fail but God never does. Share on X

He strengthens and helps me.

He upholds me with His righteous, right Hand.

His power is made perfect in weakness.

When I give my burden to the Lord, He sustains me.

He heals my broken heart and binds up my wounds.

He gives me hope for my future and renews my strength.

When I walk through dark places, He is close beside me.

He sits with me in the dark.

From ashes beauty will rise.

His goodness and unfailing love pursue me all the days of my life.

He calls me His own and says I belong.

He gives me a place at His table and citizenship in His kingdom.

He tells me in this life I will have hardship and trouble but it’s all temporary – a moment, a whisper, a blink.

The king has come and He has overcome the world.

More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

      1. Hi Alicia! Thanks for reading and commenting. Praying you feel His love today. ❤️ hugs sister

    1. So good!! Thank you sweet sister for always giving Gods truth and obeying Him! Blessings to you!!

      1. Hi Sydell! Thank you for your sweet words….I wish I did always obey Him but I’m so happy He gave me words that encouraged and spoke to you. ❤️ Thank you for blessing my life ❤️

    1. The first line: “The Lord my God fights for me.” Emphasizing each word in turn, just letting that soak in. 🙂 Thanks, Liz!

      1. Hi Pearl! I know – I need to let it soak in too…so often my version of God is a stern, disapproving parent. The Bible clearly shows that’s not who He is – He fought for me with His life while I am still in sin. He fights for me always – I need it to soak in too. Hugs my friend – thanks for a great comment!

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