Tuesday, 23 February 2010
He makes all things Beautiful
For thou , O Lord , hast made me glad through thy work; I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
O Lord , how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. Psalm 92 :4,5.
Sometimes , we throw up our hands in despair and give up when we realise the futility of our "fix-it" efforts. When we try to fix things; to make them look better or to put broken pieces back together again.
There are some repair jobs in the home which we can have fun doing them; with a little flair for D.I.Y.
But there are some "hard stuff" which demand the professional touch for any repair work to be effective on them and there are some damages that are irreparable , by any human professional.
Like a broken beautiful porcelain china vase , or discoloured and damaged laundry.
I have lost , at least, a couple of pretty woolly clothing , which came out shrunk to a size or two smaller; because I forgot to turn my washing machine to the correct temperature settings before starting the washing .
Also, we all must have experienced the horror of seeing stained and damaged light-coloured clothes because we didn't separate the colours before they went into the washing machine . Damaged laundry are an annoying sight and fit only for the bin!
There is hope and remedy for all things which are hopelessly damaged and unwanted in our lives when we hand them over to the Mighty Restorer.
The Creator of all things beautiful , has the solution and the ability to make all things ugly and damaged , beautiful again. Hear him:
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts : and in this place I will give peace , saith the Lord of hosts . Haggai 2 :9.
" Awake , awake , put on thy strength, O Zion: put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem , the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Shake thyself from the dust; arise and sit down, O Jerusalem; loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion." Isaiah 52 :1-2.
You say: " I have heard all these words before!
When will God turn around this situation in my life; from ashes to beauty ; from reproach to glory ?"
God makes all things beautiful in his own time .
He declares it and sees the end of a matter from the beginning of it. Isaiah 46:10.
Delayed answers to prayers are not "No" answers from God. Delay could be God's way of saying to you : " Wait. What you are asking for is far smaller and less glorious than what I have in store from you!"
Believe God in that situation and praise the Lord for your BEST is yet to come .
God makes ALL things beautiful for all who wait and trust in him.
I decree grace and strength into every life awaiting His beauty and glory. Amen
Praise waiteth for thee, O God ,in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
O thou that heareth prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Psalm 65 : 1,2.