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Beauty for Ashes

You make beautiful things.
You make beautiful things out of the dust.

You make beautiful things.
You make beautiful things out of us.
(Gungor- Beautiful Things)

He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair
(Crystal Lewis- Beauty for Ashes)

God creates beauty out of the impossible, doesn't he?

I'm so thankful to be in a season of joy, happiness, peace, and rest.

My first 6 months on the mission field (like many I've talked to) was full of work, disenchantment, burn out, anger, broken promises, misplaced expectations, and near depression. My heart broke for the country of Haiti, for the people I work with, and for myself as I tried to work my way out of an impossible situation and task. There were times when my heart was so angry and times when I asked God if He was sure He had called me to this task or if I had misheard him.
Instead tending to my own needs and heart-ache, I just kept working and trying to tend to the needs of others. A…