Just a quick addendum to the previous post ( Terrible Things ):
After God refers to the “terrible things” that have been said about Him, He still offers hope:
“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. – Malachi 4:2 NLT
Throughout Scripture and history, God has proven Himself to be remarkably patient with us. He offers hope, forgiveness and restoration as we return to Him.
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the LORD has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory. – Isaiah 61:3 NLT
Through Christ, my yesterdays do not limit what God wants to do in my life today.
He turns terrible things into beautiful things.
This song by Gungor says it pretty well: