Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mourning Into Dancing!

While it is true that the Lord used a book and a ministry to speak to my heart, let us not forget that it is the Truth that sets us free (John 8:32) And it is because of His great mercy and love that He has delivered me!

Jesus said:

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity], To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound. (Luke 4:18-19)

It is our Lord, ladies!! Jesus has set me free! He has healed me!
I have always tried to cling to these verses:

For His anger is but for a moment,
but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning
You have turned my mourning into dancing for me;
You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

(The children and I literally dancing for joy yesterday morning!)

To the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

(Ps. 30)

I don’t know if I have ever LIVED them to the degree that I am living them now! You are just going to have to deal with me gushing about my God for awhile.

Oh, to the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to YOU! and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever!!

Dear sisters, don’t give up. Don’t stop believing Him, He will come and save you. Do not faint, He will come! If you are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not! Behold your God will come with vengeance; with the recompense of God He will come and save you. (Is. 30:4)

He absolutely is no respecter of persons, what He has done for me, He will do for you! You too will be the ransomed of the Lord and shall come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy shall be upon your heads; you shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away! (Is. 35:10)

Hold fast to Him, and when you can’t hold on any longer, know that He is holding you and that there are saints all around believing and praying for you. And even our High Priest is interceding for you. He will come!! I have, just now prayed for your deliverance! He loves you, and He is so faithful. Continue to trust and wait.

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Coby said...

Thank you for this encouraging post - I have been weary, and I know I need to dig deeper with the Lord and get to that place of rest and peace in Him. Thank you!

Rachel said...

I love this post. It is so encouraging. Our God is mighty to save!!!

I love the picture. You go and dance!


cooperkelly4 said...

So inspiring! Thank you!

Jenn said...

Well, I just went back and read the several posts I had missed and let me tell you, I'm dancing with you today! Love you, friend! ♥

StudyNPray said...

Tears came to my eyes as I read this - I SO needed to hear your encouragement! I have been in a waiting period in the Lord for several years, and it is so easy to get worn out and want to give up!

Thanks for the beautiful reminder that God is faithful! One day we'll all be dancing our joy before His throne.


mamma bear said...

Wow! Goosebumps from the top of my head to the tips of my toes!
I am praising God with you, Michelle!!! Glory to His Name!!

Camille said...

You are so right...it is the TRUTH that sets us free!! How precious that you have come through this trial WITH HIM!! What a blessing to read your testimony...may HE continue to use you for HIS glory!

With Love,

Natalieh said...

We serve an AWESOME, Beautiful, merciful, glorious, and gracious King. HalleluYah!