Finding Beauty in the Process

By on October 1, 2014

By Amy Layne Litzelman –

“You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.”
Psalm 16:11 (NLT)

The valley where I live is putting on her fall coat. Red, yellow, orange, and gold. A coat of many colors.

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As I walked yesterday morning, the thought came: Only a truly good God could bring such beauty in the process of dying.

Death, in and of itself, takes away. It steals, suffocates, and decays. It gnaws away until finally conquering, leaving pain and ashes in its wake. There is absolutely nothing beautiful about death itself.

But in steps our Redeemer. Full of Life. Full of Truth. Picking up the ashes and turning them to gold. Using what was planned for evil and turning it to good.

As Believers, we often quote Romans 8:28.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”(NASB)

We hold to the promise of Life after death and joy at the end of a trial. We hope for what we cannot yet see; a Reward worthy of such a journey.

But along with the final reward, even before the fruit of the next season, our Redeemer gives beauty in the process. He layers Life upon Life upon Life in the cracks and crevices. He reveals His majesty, power, and wisdom, His grace, mercy, and love at every turn.

Ask those who have walked out months, days, and hours of a loved one dying, but with the grace and presence of the Holy Spirit. They will tell you story after story of beauty in the midst.

  • Sudden tastes of joy.
  • Unexplained moments of laughter.
  • Canopies of peace.
  • Lessons now learned.
  • Freedom now gained.
  • Hope restored.
  • New depths of love.

About Amy Layne Litzelman

As a passionate worshiper, Amy Layne Litzelman writes, sings, and teaches biblical truths from a clean, simple, yet profound perspective. Her unyielding focus is to know her Creator intimately - His voice, His movements, His character - and to help others do the same. She has traveled across the United States and to the Philippines and China to lead worship and share the unrivaled Treasure she has found. Amy released her first book, This Beloved Road: A Journey of Revelation and Worship, in 2011 and has composed over 70 songs and recorded four CDs. She and her husband, Matt, have two adult sons and live in Jackson Hole, WY." Her website:

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Finding Beauty in the Process