As the weekend approaches and you head to your place of worship what will you wear? What about today, what attitude are you wearing? More than your clothes, whatâ€™s covering your mind and emotions? Are you clothed with despair and disappointment? Are you wearing â€œheaviness?â€
Have you gone through a hurtful or disappointing situation? There is a season to grieve a loss. Itâ€™s important to go through that process and release the hurt to God. The Bible says God wants to change your mental and spiritual attire and give you a garment of praise, instead of a spirit of heaviness or despair. He wants to exchange your hurt for His healing. He wants to fill you with His peace and joy.
Today, are the garments of yesterday holding you back and weighing you down? Maybe itâ€™s time to exchange that heaviness for His garment of praise. Maybe itâ€™s time to release those heavy burdens. Maybe itâ€™s time to forgive those who have hurt you, and begin to praise your way to victory. When you wear a garment of praise, youâ€™ll stand strong and display His splendour all the days of your life!
“…Provide for those who grieveâ€¦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.”(Isaiah 61:3, NIV)?
Pray With Me
Yahweh, I come to You with an open and humble heart. Father, I ask that You take my garments of despair and heaviness. Make me new today. God, take my hurt and give me your healing, give me a garment of praise today and have Your way in my life, in Jesusâ€™ Name! Amen.
A special word from the Lord, from Pastor Ray Patrick.