Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. – Kahlil Gibran
Sometimes our hopes and dreams burn down and nothing is left but ashes of disappointment. At such a time and such a place, we are faced with the challenge, In order to rise, sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.
Do l sit on the ashes and complain of all that what went wrong?
Do I eat the ashes and choke on bitterness?
Do I move beyond the ashes to find God’s plan and purpose leading to victory?
God’s word says, “He will give us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” Suffering changes you. If you let it, what happens to you becomes fuel for something new. It’s a teacher you learn how to not run away from. If you can do that (and you can), you will learn how to live through what you thought would destroy you.
It is the deceived heart that says all hope is gone. Do not feed on the ashes of broken promises, unrealized hopes and dreams, plans that have to materialize. Believe in your ability to rise from your own fallen ashes to become brighter
and more beautiful than ever before. You can do that. You were born for that.
Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved