Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 13, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 12/13/2012 4:44:07 AM PST by Vision
He will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness. Isaiah 61:3, TLB.
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Everyone has experienced hurt and disappointment. Weve all been burnt by life. But God doesnt want us to sit in the ashes of the past; He wants to trade our brokenness for healing. He wants to give us beauty for our ashes. The key is that we have to be willing to give up the ashes in order to receive the beauty. You cant have both because the old has to go before the new can come.
Today, are you willing to trust Him with your past hurts? Are you willing to let go of the pain, to forgive others and yourself so you can move forward in freedom? Dont waste another day sitting in the ashes. The past is over, but your future remains. Let God give you joy instead of mourning, and let Him make something beautiful out of the ashes of your life today!
A Prayer for Today
God, thank You for promising to sweep away the ashes of my past and give me something beautiful in their place. I choose to give them up to You and receive Your healing and restoration in my life in Jesus name. Amen.