To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. ~Isaiah 61:3
So I found out today that my Ex #1 got married this past weekend- just a few weeks after when we had originally planned to. Although I did not and do not want him back, I can’t help but feel slightly heavy in my spirit. Barely over a year ago I told him I loved him… a month after he had started telling me he loved me. I don’t give my love lightly and I don’t think anyone should, but nor should we cling to the past.
Even if I made no efforts to find out this information on my ex, I know God allowed me to be told to solidify that he chose his path and God has released me to a much better and brighter future.
I praise Him now, knowing He is good. I praise Him knowing He has saved me from pain and sorrow. I praise Him now that I wasn’t stuck in an abusive (emotionally and verbally) relationship.
Thank You for saving me. Thank You for Your goodness. I thank You that even if people may claim to love us but their actions show otherwise, Your love is pure and Your love is real. I love You Jesus with all my heart.
I think the title of your post is perfection. The Garment of Praise is the only garment we can wear in the heaviest of showers and come out of it untouched. Praise is power. Praise is powerful. Praise in the midst of the stormy weather in life helps bring us closer to God, carries us through with joy, increases our faith and drives our roots deeper. Thank you for sharing your praise and testimony of victory over your past!
Thank you so much! God has truly shown me that praising Him in the middle of the storm is the key to victory 🙂 Even if the outcome isn’t what I wanted, it is still what is best for me so why not praise Him since my best is yet to come? 🙂 What a wonderful God we serve! 🙂