To console the mourners in Zion— to give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise for a spirit of despair. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.- Isaiah 61:3
The Lord wants to facilitate an exchange. He wants to take heaviness and give you joy. He is giving garments of praise and anointing us with the oil of joy. He is giving a crown of beauty for all our ashes. For everything that has been lost, He is restoring in multiple folds. Just praise Him. Praise Him! He’s restoring your smile, and bringing back laughter! Oh, the Lord will cause you to laugh! Deep laughter that comes from deep inside your belly. You don’t have to be sad anymore, receive the garment of praise!
Thanksgiving Prompt- Dance and sing before the Lord with all your might. He will put songs on your lips. Please journal whatever you hear God say to you. Today is a memorial, and is marked in the heavens.
We aren’t praising God because we want Him to do anything for us, but I see an avalanche of blessings and testimonies being released and poured out as a result of today’s praise. I see long-standing issues being resolved. I see people being free, and the yoke of depression being broken. I see many experiencing divine provision. I see God meeting everyone at the point of their deepest need.
Glory to God!
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