Words of Encouragement:
Sometimes our lives feel chaotic, out-of-control. It is messy with repeated heartaches and disappointments. Sickness and distractions. And our dreams are put to the back-burner, while our patience is running thinner and thinner. All of these instances are testing our faith and patience! (James1:3).
Unfortunately, life’s trials won’t go away, (John16:33) but although we aren’t promised an easy road, we are promised that God will be with us every step of the way! And we are never alone. (Hebrews 13:5) Praise God!
The Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 61 exclaimed that God has saved us and cleansed us from sins we’ve committed. He is there “to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for heaviness.”
Your embarrassments and failures, He will turn for your good.
The remnants and “ashes” of a lost job, possessions, lost peace and comfort, and whatever we have allowed to contaminate our lives. God will beautify it.
Then when tears become apart of your life and depression continues throughout the night: a heart of thanksgiving, praise and gratitude alleviate burdens, cares and worries.
In essence, we are free! Everyone that claims the God of the Bible as their King and Christ as their redeemer will experience Joy, comfort and safety. Joy Unspeakable!