elisabeth daily

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14
What do we do when God makes us wait? Sometimes He may put us on hold while He aligns us with His will. Sometimes the Lord has work to accomplish in us before we are ready to handle what He’s planned for our future. He strengthens our faith during such time. It is very often at these times, the enemy tempts us to jump ahead of God’s timing, taunting us with statements like- “See, nothing is happening. Do something. It won’t get you anywhere just waiting.” Beware! Instead of listening to his lies and stumbling and falling, wait for God’s clear direction or else you will miss God’s best and God’s will.

…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:3
The whole verse talks about restoration, therefore our focus immediately is on the word “BEAUTY.” But we often forget that there is a process involved to attain that beauty. It is called refining. If everything around you seems like ashes, you are in a good place, just hang in there. You need never to waver in your faith. You are never at the mercy of chance, and with God nothing is fully lost. God’s story never ends with “ashes.” And when you emerge from it, you will be like pure gold, reflecting the very beauty of God.

“Portrait au chapeau de paille orné d'une plume" by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun - Pierre noire et estompe rehauts de fusain sur papier crème - 1783

(My Photography - Sous Ecstasy)