Sweet Isaiah

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I feel the need to remind you of the bigger story, for we must never forget from where we came. I am absolutely blown away by the Lord. It has been almost 2 years now since HE laid this difficult yet beautiful chapter of scripture on my heart. I have wept and wept over these words wondering why on earth I had to go through the hell that has been my story. I cried out to the Lord desperate to understand these passages. I had no idea what HE meant by this and I still don’t fully know:

“Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; do not be discouraged, for you will not suffer disgrace; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the disgrace of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. For the LORD has called you like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a wife of a man’s youth when she is cast off, says your God. For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing wrath for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the LORD, your Redeemer.” Isaiah 54:4~8

The LORD is a Redeemer. He turns your ashes to beauty and your weeping to JOY. My heart breaks right now as I write this knowing that some of you are going through hell. You want to quit, there seems to be no way out, and you feel like there is nothing good that can come from your messed up story.

That is a lie. Please fight. Please get on your face before the LORD. I beg you. He is an awesome GOD up to good. My prayer is that this will encourage you to fall in love with Jesus, for without HIM, I am just a mess. But with HIM, my story becomes a Beautiful Mess.

Please feel free to contact me if you are going through some shit and need to talk it out. I had 2 wonderful divorced, single moms who walked by my side through the whole process…whom I didn’t know..they were on the other side of the battle and were able to encourage me while I was in the trenches.

Thanks for reading.

~Bre Chang

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10 thoughts on “Sweet Isaiah

  1. I love how the Lord works. That is the same scripture He gave me, the FIRST one He gave me, when I didn’t know what to do. He made it so clear, for you and me. I am so grateful for His faithfulness to us both, and so excited to watch as He turns your ashes into beautiful life!

  2. I really, really, truly would love to sit down over some hot beverage with you and revel in His goodness together. 🙂 What a breathtakingly beautiful story that is being written.

  3. Bre, It is so funny how the Lord works. You were the one who introduced me to that fabulous scripture which I quickly adopted as my own, having experienced that same dark chapter of life as you. I am so happy to see how quickly, faithfully and abundantly the Lord has transformed your life! The joy of the Lord is my strength, and surely, this is a joyous story that has bolstered my spirits for the New Year. Praying blessings for you and your growing family:) I hope I can see you again in 2012! XOXO, Tyler

  4. How your words touched my heart this morning! Thank for your vunerability for it shall surely continue to minister. Through tears I tell you I share your journey through hell. The season of hardship stretches farther than I hoped but still, I guard my hope because I know how compassionate and GREAT my God is.I totally agree with you that God is writing our story, and I have remained in prayer & faith that my life story will be an incredible, praising God story. I assume you went through a divorce, if so, me too. I have waited 12 years, and if you count the hard marriage years plus those 13. Before that, I lived 5 yrs as a young dedicated believer. I focus on the topic of a mate because for me I imagine that it would feel like the new chapter I could truly use. Praise God he refreshens us, renews us and enables us and Congradulations on your new life as Mrs Chang! The Lord richly bless you and your family! Your photos and Scripture and writing are inspirational! Thank you for that 🙂 I would be honored to have your feedback on my WordPress blog @ http://www.laughalotlovemore.wordpress.com *Blessings- and Happy 2012!

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