Ashes – End of life

My dear friend, probably you have tried to follow God as much as you can. And today, you are sitting alone, realizing that you have lost everything and all you have are just ashes – ashes that tell you that your life is at the end.

In the Bible, we read about Job, who also had lost everything. And, finally his wife who stood next to him through all the losses, opens her mouth and says,

“Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die.” – Job 2:9

His own wife is telling that it is time for Job to die. Not just die, first curse God and then die.

Dear friend, is this your situation? I mean, not literally, but figuratively. You have no idea how to proceed further. Your family tried its best to support you as much as it could. Now, it is tired of you and your situation. They want you to make a decision now. And, deep in your heart, you are afraid that probably you have come to the end of this road. Oh, my friend, I have news for you.

In between all his troubles, though he had thousand questions about the way God was dealing with him, Job did not put his trust and hope in his God. He said,

“Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.” – Job 13:15

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Dear friend, when you look around, all you can see is ashes. Everything is gone. You see the end of this life. You see only failure in this path that you have taken. There is absolutely no hopes left. It is a burden that you alone know how heavy it is. When you look at your family, your spouse, your kids, your parents and your friends, you can seek their disappointment. In their nods, you can feel their disapproval and, I know, it is slowly killing you.

But, look up, dear friend, look up to the Heavens. Look up to the LORD our God. Tears may blind you, your heart may be heavy; but, let us say together with Job,

“Though You, my dear God, slay me, I will still trust only in You. Only in You.”

When Job put his trust in the LORD, he was not put to shame. The LORD visited Job and, you know, what happened to Job?

“The LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.” – Job 42:10.

Dear friend, our trust in God, the One who has the power to change all these ashes into beauty. Bring this end-of-the-road burden to Him. Bring this I-am-done-with-my-life pain to God. Bring all your ashes to Jesus. Not only Jesus will turn all your ashes to beauty, but the LORD will give you twice the beauty, twice the happiness and twice the joy. From these ashes, you shall rise again, like an eagle and you will praise the LORD our God. Amen.

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Galatians 4:4-5“But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”

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Posted on December 12, 2013, in Christian Life, Daily Manna, Strong Tower and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yes! Yes! Yes! My friend, I am cheering for you and your family as God brings you out of the wilderness!

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