- Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016 09:48
- Written by Bethany Elle
God sent me to announce the year of his grace--a celebration of God's destruction of our enemies--and to comfort all who mourn, to care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them "Oaks of Righteousness" planted by God to display his glory.
God has given each of us the gift of His Spirit, He lives within our hearts. Because of this, He empowers us to comfort those that mourn, care for the needs of others, and give hope to the hopeless. We have the ability to speak life over others in such a way that it brings joy rather than doom. We have the power to be thankful for all that we are blessed with, rather than disgruntled for what is not ours.
The enemy of your heart and soul does not want you to know this! He wants you to believe you are powerless and unable to rise up above the destruction around you, but God has defeated your enemy! His grace is abundant in your time of need and His love is never ending.
I have experienced days that I felt as if I was defeated. I crumpled under the lies of the enemy and let him convince me that I could not be the women God created me to be. I learned to cope with the situations in life in unhealthy ways, not pressing into the truth of Jesus. But, His pursuit of me continued to pull me up out of the muck and rescue me from the lies that chained me down. His heart pulsed for me and renewed my mind. This is what the power of the Spirit does. If you are feeling weighed down by the lies and pain in life, the circumstances that surround you, call out to Him to rescue you today and bring deliverance to your being.