The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.…Isaiah 61:3
This is supposed to be a year of restoration ad God is the only one who can truly restore. He sent Jesus. He sends miracles, so let’s hang on in favor of His promise, no matter how sad or empty you life is, something good can be around the corner if only you can believe in love, the love of Jesus.
Imagine a garland of flowers, beauty for ashes.and an oil of joy for mourning. I have mourned, and I even found myself mourning over things I didn’t know about losing, that I mourned for, grievously. Grief is a terrible thing to endure, bear of suffer with, knowingly or not.
And the a mantle of praise or garment or robe, in stead of fainting or falling or heaviness. Burdens are heavy, just like a cross, much to heavy for us, we must stand firm and be planted like an oak, beside still waters, I am thirsty for your presence, Lord. Restore my soul, in Jesus name. Rebecca Jones