Beauty for Ashes:
Written by Shakina Small
How can something beautiful come out of the ashes?
Some people are mourning after the ashes that is left of their lives? They believe that all has been lost and nothing can be repaired out of the ruins of what caused the ashes is the first place. The ashes could be the cause of losing a job, losing a love one, battling sickness, losing precious items, loss of relationships and list goes on. Thoughts of suicide swiftly raced through their head like an Olympic runner. The spirit of heaviness has clothed them and suppressed them like a winter coat. And it seems like that their winner will never end. They long to see the sunshine again to feel the warmth of the sun glistening on their face. They cried out Lord; where is my joy, where is my gladness is this it for me. They feel like they are drowning in their sorrows with no life boat to carry them to safety. Life as they knew is gone and all is left is the ashes of painful memories of what was before.
Here is some good news. According to the Prophetic word in Isaiah 61:1-4 (read for yourself) Elohim (God) said He will give you beauty for ashes, oil of joy for your mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. “Elohim wants to exchange your pain for His gain.” I encourage you to come out of the ashes of despair, doubt, fear, loneliness, sin, rejection, worrying, unforgiveness, hatred, depression, sickness, confusion and the list goes on.
Here are some definitions of the word ashes: powdery residue left after the burning of a substance, the remains of something destroyed; ruins and the remains of the human body after cremation or burning. In most cases ashes occur after something or someone has been burned. But how can something beautiful come out of the ashes? Look at this way can things get any worse? You now have a chance to start over. When nothing is left but the ashes this is an opportunity to rebuild. Isaiah 61: 4 “And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
In the day of Isaiah, he prophesied about the birth of our Lord Personal Savior YESHUA. This was the people’s hope that a savior was coming to rescue them. A savior was coming to give them beauty for their ashes. The good news for us that our savior has come. We are not alone. We are living in evil days, but, John 14:1-3 (KJV) 14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
As you begin to rebuild from the ashes of your life. Remember the words our ADONAI (Lord) Isaiah 61: 7 “For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
I know that it seems like all have been lost but, this day I come as a prophetess of Elohim to speak life. But the Ruach Hacodesh (Holy Spirt) wants you to rebuild. Elohim said your season of mourning is over. As you go to rebuild declare and decree Isaiah 61: 10 over your life. “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”
So stay awesome in YESHUA’s Name. If you like to feedback and comments are welcome. I pray that I will continue to do the work of the Elohim, so I can share more words of encouragement to the Body of Christ. For further reading Psalm 30: 11 “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;”
Sincerely Shakina (the poet) Small
“Pray more stress less caused God knows best”