Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A to Z Blogging -- B is for Beautiful


He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Some things in life aren't beautiful at all. A health battle. A child going down the wrong path. The loss of a job.

When my marriage broke up it was definitely not beautiful. It was ugly. It was sad. It was – and is –the most UN-beautiful thing, the biggest disappointment and failure in my life.

Many days are still very hard, but after time I am seeing some beautiful things come out of the pain.

A much deeper faith and dependence on the Lord.

Wonderful new friends.

Jobs I love.

Most of all, the absolute knowledge that I am forgiven by the Lord, for every single sin. I am forgiven and free from the weight, the guilt, the ugliness of those sins.  

What could be more beautiful?

How have you seen God make a dark time in your life beautiful? 

Are you in a dark time in your life? Take a few minutes today to pray to God to show you even a glimpse of what is beautiful. And if you know a friend going through a hard time, show her a glimpse of beauty in sharing His love; send a card with His encouraging words, pray for her, send a grocery store gift card anonymously, share a hug.  

(I’m also blogging the A to Z Challenge at Home is Where the Mom Is

Check it out!)


  1. I think it is wonderful that God has brought you strength an helped you through the pain of divorce. I know from experience how hard divorce can be.
    Shawn from Laughing at Life 2

  2. I am sorry you've felt the pain of divorce too. I couldn't have made it this far without the Lord. Thanks for your comment!


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