search instagram arrow-down

Blog Stats

Blog Categories


Follow Faith & Shadows on

Blogs I Follow


(Written June 2015)

There’s one portion of scripture that hangs over my life like an anthem: Ecclesiastes 3:11 – “He makes all things beautiful in His time.”

Looking back over the shards of many broken dreams and even still trying to reconcile some life-long loose ends, those eight, powerful words hang over my history—this inconceivable promise. In retrospect, there’s so much that can’t possibly be made beautiful. How does one beautify mental illness and the pain it brings? The absolute way it shipwrecks a life, leaving things inconclusive indefinitely? When does loss blossom into something lovelier than what has always been missing?  Surely no beautiful light can break forth from such darkness. The thoughts seem preposterous.

The notion that there exists this brand of radical hope; a hope that believes against all hope. And the audacity of this type of grace! This grace so lavish, flowing from a God so infinite that in His time, on His watch, there will be an unraveling of this ingenious story that is being chiseled out of every individual life. So in every season, I will recall this anthem; this reminder that beauty is the end goal of His handiwork. I might recoil at what I see now, surveying everything but beauty, but faith will help me to envision otherwise. Hope will keep me focused. Love will lead the way.

In His time, all will be made beautiful. I can count on it. So can you.


One comment on “All Things Beautiful

  1. This makes me think of our conversation about searching for beauty all day-everyday. “Oh, look! A tree!”

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Mental health news, reviews and all things funny.

Defined by His Love

"Before I created you in the womb I knew you before you were born I set you apart" Jer. 1:5a

Soul Bare

Awakening my spirit through baring my soul.

Just another site

Vaneetha Rendall

choosing joy


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: