Monday, June 27, 2016

Mourning Turned Into Dancing

This is one of my favorite promises in the Bible: that God turns mourning into dancing!  He takes away the anguish of being clothed in sadness and replaces it with gladness. However, notice what God doesn’t do: simply stop your mourning and make it disappear. No, He transforms it into joy!  He turns your sorrow into gladness.  He takes your failure and creates success!

Let’s take time to dwell on this promise. Our sorrows, disappointments, tragedies and failures are very real but they are also raw material for a divine transformation that our Lord will accomplish in His time for His glory. And we WILL dance!  God will do it.  Our part is simply to wait, believe, and cling tightly to this wonderful promise!

[George Whitten]

Psalm 30:11-12 ... Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;  To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Isaiah 61:3 ... 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.

Romans 8:28 ... And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.❤