In looking at the pictures above from left to right, one might wonder how could anything beautiful come out of such devastation and ruin? Our limited and finite minds will never grasp the scope of God's work. We can, however, trust that he is at work in our lives--even if it appears all is lost. Do not let appearances deceive you and render you hopeless. It may not look like much now, but believe by faith that God is going to make something beautiful.
If you are feeling bitter, frustrated, hopeless or helpless, if it seems that all is lost--don't give up! Don't be dismayed or discouraged by what you see; appearances deceive. Aligning yourself and your present circumstances with the truth of God's word will give you the proper perspective, build your faith, and give you a press to keep moving!
God has promised to give you beauty for your ashes (Isaiah 61:3). Continue to trust Him and stand on his promises and decree his word over your life!
Father, in Jesus' name, I thank you that you know the beginning from the end. Although my mind cannot comprehend the whole scope of your work--I trust you. I believe that your word, and I receive your promise that you will give beauty for my ashes. Where there has been loss, devastation, brokenness, pain, and hurt--you will heal the wounds of my heart. I thank you for your promise that I am never alone, and that you will see me through whatever I may be facing now. You promised to make everything beautiful. I receive that promise now. Amen.