So how are you? No…really… How ARE you?
Are you feeling captive to someone or something?
Do you feel a cloud of darkness?
Are you feeling like you are “unlucky” all the time?
Are you filled with grief?
Feel like all life left you with is a pile of ashes?
Are you DESPERATE for a better life?!
Here’s what our Savior, Jesus came to do:
Isaiah 61:1-3 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
He’s our LIVING HOPE!
He loves you. He died for you. You’re His child. Live like it.
If you want the beauty, you need to give Him the ashes.