Thursday, October 1, 2015
From the book Choosing Joy by Angela Thomas:
"The heart falls into despair when we forget. When we forget who we belong to and how very powerful God is. When the ways of evil seem to be winning and we forget that the victory has already been won by the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
In the book of Isaiah, the prophet says that God promises to make holy exchanges for those who belong to Him. He takes mourning and gives comfort and gladness. He exchanges a crown of beauty for ashes. And for every one of us filled with a spirit of despair, God promises to exchange our despair for a garment of praise. A garment is a whole new outfit, not just a tiny handkerchief or a new tie. A garment is a complete covering. Only God could replace despair with a praise that becomes our joy."