Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 17, 2022

Beauty Designed By God

“But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which in God’s sight is very precious.”  I Peter 3:4

I saw the most beautiful, fully red tree near our Target today – can’t even describe the deep hue of red. It’s been quite a few years since we had a perfect Fall.  Now, I know you girls know I’m not a fan of Fall. I’m a Spring/Summer girl all the way.  However, I do enjoy the vibrant colors dressing the trees.

As Summer came to an end, we had a wide spectrum of weather.  We had brutally hot days, drenching rain and cool days.  All perfectly orchestrated by our Creator God to paint the gorgeous pallet we are seeing right now.

Isn’t that how it works in our lives?

We go through some really hot, dry times. The constant pressure and sweat of just trying to make it through another week’s demands can be exhausting.  Dealing with fiery tempers can leave us scrambling for cover. Trying to meet others’ expectations can make us a hot mess.

Then the rains come…..yes those downpours that leave us drenched, soaked and uncomfortable. Navigating through our day with umbrella in hand as the wind flips it right side out. Our days can feel the same – nothing is going the way we planned, and the harder we try the more things seem to blow away in the wind.  All our efforts evaporating right before our eyes.

Just when we thought we couldn’t make it through another day, cool refreshing breezes cover us. Reminders that change is about to happen. Relief is on the way. We will make it through with God by our side, and oh the lessons we will learn along the way.

I love the way our Creator God orchestrates magnificent beauty in our lives. Moments full of growth potential, frustrations that mold and shape our character, and joys that rise to the surface just when we need them the most. Every day is a beautiful work of art God is crafting in our souls.

When we resist the urge to react and respond based on what we are feeling in the moment, we realize the value of surrendering to the Spirit’s control. When we endure life’s storms, we recognize the specific, personal lessons God is divinely teaching us. When we receive the rest He cultivates, we are amazed to see the beauty He is cultivating within us.

The best part….the beauty God creates within us never fades it simply gets more gorgeous as our inner soul is transformed to reflect God’s character. Simply ageless shining in His glorious splendor. More vibrant than we ever imagined possible. A true masterpiece molded and shaped by our Creator who delights in His creation.

“Father, You sculpt our rough edges and misshaped attempts to create beauty within ourselves. And what an exquisite Creator you are – chiseling our inner souls so we can reflect You to our world.”


For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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