The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim 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, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
My apologies for not posting sooner, but I have been out of town taking care of my father’s estate, and just recently returned a few days ago. Prior to heading to my dad’s, I had been praying for wisdom, strength, and protection. I also sought God to soften the hearts of those who were not in agreement with me and how things were done, as well as to open their minds to the words that would be spoken. I had braced myself for whatever was to come, as dealing with family after a death can often be combative and more dysfunctional than normal.
I have to say, praise God!! He was my grace, my strength, and broke the chains that would have prevented things getting done fairly and justly. Granted, not everything went perfectly, but then when in life does anything ever go perfectly? God was so good and so wonderful to me. He was my light and through his love and power, all went well, given the circumstances.
I want to take this moment to reassure you that no matter where you are in your life, no matter the situation you face, or the conflicts that surround you……GOD IS THERE! He has the power to rescue you, to teach you, to lead you. He will soften hearts, turn souls toward him, and break the chains that bind the broken and deceived! I always stand amazed at what God can do…even though I know who He is…He never ceases to amaze me.
Pray, seek Him, and be amazed by what He can do in your life and the lives of those around you!
May you be encouraged to stand with the One true God who can DO ALL THINGS!