“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me… He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted … 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 gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair” (Isa. 61:1-3).
Your Heavenly Father is faithful to comfort you in your grief. These days may not feel like His goodness or His faithfulness. Be blessed to trust that God is good and kind even if it doesn’t feel like it in this moment. Hear His gentle invitation to come to Him and receive His love, comfort, and guidance. The indwelling Christ is anointed in your life to bring good news to you, to bind up your broken heart.
He hears your prayers and your tears when there are no words. He counts them as liquid intercession, which is precious to Him (Ps. 56:8a). Be blessed to know Him as your Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts you in all your troubles (2 Cor. 1:3-4). Receive the covering of His sweet presence and peace that passes all understanding. Be blessed with strength and courage as you face the days ahead. You are not alone. He is your Mighty Warrior and contends with those forces that are contending with you (Isa. 42:13; Ps. 35:1). May you be at peace with a still heart, while He fights for you (Exo. 14:14; Ps. 46:10).
Be blessed in His covenant of love that can never be taken from you (Rom. 8:35,38-39). He will never leave you. His promises can never be broken. He never loses sight of who He created you uniquely to be. Bring Him your grief and pain as often as you need to and receive His crown of beauty and oil of gladness. Allow Him to heal all your wounded places and restore you with His love. He is more than enough for your every need.
Taken from Sylvia Gunter’s new book Blessings For Life: Words Of Hope And Healing. © Sylvia Gunter, 2017Blessings For Life includes a biblical foundation of spirit, soul, and body and blessing the human spirit, 50 blessings for yourself and your family, and an appendix of verses on the human spirit and answers to the most frequently asked questions. An archive of past devotional is available at www.thefathersbusiness.com