Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Beauty instead of Ashes

  The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
 to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.
~Isaiah 61:1-3

I feel like this verse speaks directly to those who are 
hurting or are angry at the hurt in the world. God will
is aware of the hurt and pain caused by sin. But He is
a just God. He will bind up the brokenhearted. He will
comfort those who mourn. He will renew them. 

I love that He will "give them a beautiful headdress
instead of ashes". He will make us new in Him! God 
loves us and we are made in His image! 

But God will also bring vengeance. And it will be just
vengeance. So trust in the Lord. He will renew you.
Trust in His faithfulness and love.
God bless!

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