“To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.” Isaiah 61:3
From brokenness to blessing, from ashes to beauty, that is Her Story today. From the moment I first met her, I saw a fire within her that could not be quenched. Perhaps because she has walked the painful road of adversity in ways I could never imagine, but when she walked through the fire, she was not burned, nor did the waters overwhelm her because the God of Heaven and Earth has been her fortress and refuge (Isaiah 43:1-3).
Because she shares Her Story far better than I ever could, I will let her tell you. She is a gifted writer and has turned her story of much brokenness into beautiful poetry through the art of spoken word. I promise you that investing the next 11 minutes to watch her powerfully share Her Story will be worth every second. Get ready. Grab a tissue. Join me in praising our Faithful Father for all that He can do with a life that is fully surrendered to Him.