I remember the song taken from Isaiah that we used to sing in church.

“He gave me beauty for ashes. The oil of joy for mourning. The garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness…” I’ve seen the truth of that song play out time, and again in my life and the lives of so many of my believing friends. When God makes lemonade out of the lemons in your life, it’s a beautiful thing!

The song reminds me of the movie “I Can Only Imagine.”

Based on the grammy award winning single by MercyMe, this movie tells the backstory of how this song became the most requested CCM tune in history. I don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it but the movie also gives a perfect example of how God can take a very painful situation in a person’s life, and bring joy and peace through the pain.

See the Plugged In review here.

Do you have a personal “peace through the pain story” that you share with others from time to time? Most people do. I can think of a very painful situation that has haunted me for most of my life, but I have seen God take my trial and bring about good things from it.

If you have a chance, go see this movie. It’ll be worth your time.

Funny how God makes lemonade out of lemons!

Something to think about.


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